Post-free agency full NFL two-round mock: Redskins trade down
By Ian Cummings
*Cue dramatic music*
This pairing, in reality, has a very low chance of happening, and even after free agency, it still feels as though there’s at least an 80 percent chance that the Redskins stay at No. 2 and pick Chase Young. But this exercise is more to demonstrate the risks of passing on Young. A division rival lays in waiting, with needs that align perfectly with this acquisition.
If Young makes it out of the top two, he isn’t making it past the top four. The Giants are in desperate need of disruption potential on the edge, especially after letting Markus Golden hit the open market. They have a strong interior line, and need a stronger edge presence to capitalize. That, as I’ve written, is what Young provides:
"All prospects have flaws, and Chase Young is no different. But his profile is likely to be one of the cleaner ones in the 2020 NFL Draft. As a run defender, he’s a high-potential player who shows flashes of greatness, and as a pass rusher, he’s essentially already there. His combination of universal athletic rarity and pass rushing intelligence makes him a player with low bust potential and sky-high upside at the next level. That’s ultimately the best combo you can find in the 2020 NFL Draft."
For the Redskins, passing on Young is a dangerous move. For the Giants, if they get the chance to make that choice, it’s an impossible one.