Assessing Redskins first-round options: Louisville OT Mekhi Becton

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – DECEMBER 01: A Washington Redskins helmet during the first half during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

The Redskins have a big decision to make in the 2020 NFL Draft: Stay put, or trade back?

Both choices have their merits. If the Washington Redskins stay put at No. 2 overall, they’ll be in prime position to select Chase Young, who just might be the best prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft, and one of the best edge rushing prospects to hit the draft circuit in recent years.

If the Redskins trade back, however, they’ll gain the ability to not only add substantial draft capital, but also to better align their selections with more pressing needs on the roster. One such need that could be more easily addressed in a trade back is offensive tackle, where the loss of Trent Williams leaves a major hole to be filled on the left side.

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We’ve analyzed several tackle prospects who could potentially factor into that equation, and today, the series continues with one more. Jedrick Wills is the steely technician. Tristan Wirfs is the elite athlete. What does Louisville’s Mekhi Becton bring to the table?

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