Redskins: Best trade back targets in Round 1 and Round 2
By Ian Cummings
If the Redskins stay put at No. 2 overall, their decision involves just one or two names. But if they trade back, the complexity of their first-round experience is compounded.
Chase Young is the best prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft, in terms of composite talent and impact per play, and given the Washington Redskins ambiguous needs situation, he’d be a solid, safe pick with proportional upside.
But the Redskins are in a unique situation, in that they have the No. 2 pick, as well as a potential franchise quarterback in place. There’s nothing except Chase Young tying them to that No. 2 pick, and if an opposing team were to present them with an offer tantalizing enough, they could move back, acquire more picks, and sacrifice Young for extra capital.
Given that the details of the trade compensation are purely speculative at this point, we won’t write about that. Instead, we’ll write about the kinds of prospects the Redskins might put themselves in a position to take in Round 1 and Round 2, if they were to trade back.
The word “if” is about to become your least favorite word.