Redskins: Five prospects worth trading into the second round for
By Ian Cummings
No. 2 – TCU OT Lucas Niang
The top offensive tackles of the 2020 NFL Draft class are consistently lauded for their exciting combinations of mobility and power, but if we’re judging fairly, then TCU’s Lucas Niang has to be included in that conversation with the best of the bunch.
Niang has some technical issues to clean up in his game, and he’s also coming back from a hip injury, which could initially restrict his mobility. But when healthy, Niang displayed excellent mobility for his 6-foot-6, 315-pound frame on tape, possessing the fluidity and foot speed to be proficient both as a pass blocker and a moving blocker on running plays.
Based on pre-draft projections, Niang could go anywhere from the bottom of Round 1 to the top of Round 3. It very much depends on health, and with medical checks at pro days cancelled this offseason due to the coronavirus outbreak, Niang could ultimately slip due to uncertainty. If he’s falling through Round 2, the Redskins have to seriously consider trading into a position to take him, as he could fill their need at left tackle.
Other OTs to Watch: Houston OT Josh Jones, Auburn OT Prince Tega Wanogho