The 2020 NFL Draft will be one of the most important drafts in Redskins history. For an entirely new regime captained by newly-hired head coach Ron Rivera, the Redskins have to pick accurately with their first three selections come late April.
Without a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins must do their due diligence and stick to their draft philosophy more than ever. With a plethora of holes that need to be filled on both sides of the football, Ron Rivera and Co. have their work cut out for them.
The Redskins, as of April 7, 2020, have three picks within the top 110 selections in this year’s draft. After trading back into the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft to select edge rusher Montez Sweat, one of the picks the Redskins ultimately gave up in their deal with the Indianapolis Colts was their 2020 second-round selection (Pick No. 34).
The Redskins first three selections come in Rounds 1, 3 and 4. The pick numbers are No. 2, No. 66, and No. 108. These picks are highlighted in this piece because these first three selections will be most important on the Redskins draft board due to the influx of talent that will be available at these picks, and the overall impact these players can be projected to make in Game 1 of the 2020 season.
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There’s no guarantee in the NFL Draft; any pick can hit and any pick can bust. But the Redskins will be looking to hit with every draft selection, especially ones early on. With little to no room for error, they’ll be looking for versatile, impactful talent within their first three selections, guaranteed.
There are a ton of question marks on where the Redskins will go come late April. Will they draft Chase Young, or will they trade back? Will the Redskins trade to get into the second round? Lastly, when, and what for, will Trent Williams be traded? With all these question marks, one thing is for certain. If the Redskins hit on their first three draft selections, the rebuild going on in D.C. will be kicked into hyperdrive.