Redskins Reality Checks: The case for and against taking Chase Young
By Tim Payne
Chase Young is the popular mock draft pick for the Washington Redskins at No. 2 overall. Here are the cases for and against taking Young with that selection.
The Redskins have an enormously enviable opportunity this offseason if they are smart enough to seize it. Top-two picks are, frankly, difficult to come by. Just ask the Dolphins, who couldn’t manage to get one even though they traded away most of their good players last season.
But with the great privilege of selecting second in the draft comes the great responsibility not to screw it up. Ask Bears fans how they feel about taking Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2. Or how about Titans fans with Marcus Mariota? Or Rams fans with Greg Robinson? Making the wrong choice with that kind of asset can set a franchise back for years.
And so, the discussion around what the Redskins should do with the second pick this offseason is, rightfully, heated. And as the resident reality check writer here at Riggo’s Rag, it’s my job to provide a balance and realistic evaluation of their options. So, here goes.