Redskins: Five things to watch at the 2020 NFL Combine
By Ian Cummings
No. 2 – Will Isaiah Simmons entice the Redskins?
A select few alternative options at No. 2 for the Redskins have clashed with talks of taking Chase Young no matter what. Offensive tackle is an option, given the draft’s early “big four” of Jedrick Wills, Mekhi Becton, Tristan Wirfs, and Andrew Thomas. And cornerback is also a possibility, with the Redskins facing uncertainty at that position, as well as an opportunity to take Jeffrey Okudah early.
Another option, and perhaps the one that has gotten the most steam in recent weeks, is trading back with a quarterback-needy team, and acquiring Clemson defender Isaiah Simmons in that trade back. Could Simmons entice the Redskins with a standout combine performance on Saturday.
Simmons, at 6-foot-4, 240, will undoubtedly stand out amongst the rest of the defensive backs and linebackers, but with his mobility, he’ll conversely blend right in. Simmons has often been dubbed a “Unicorn” prospect with his athleticism and versatility, and while Young has more of an impact on a play-to-play basis on tape, Simmons’ potential in the right situation is simply tantalizing. If he can convince Ron Rivera of that at the NFL Combine, the Redskins could have a very interesting decision to make at No. 2.