Assessing the 2020 Washington Redskins draft class

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COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 23: Chase Young #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes dives to make a tackle on Lexington Thomas of the UNLV Rebels in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The 2020 NFL virtual draft was a surprising success, but it is in the history books now and the Redskins have added eight new players.

The NFL did a fine job with the virtual draft last week and while it wasn’t the grand spectacle of Las Vegas, the league was able to produce a unique experience for the fans.

The Redskins were able to supplement their roster with eight new prospects across five different rounds (they did not have picks in the second and seventh rounds). The front office was able to facilitate a trade for disgruntled left tackle Trent Williams just moments before the start of round four. It netted them an extra fifth-round selection and a third-round pick in 2021.

Today, we take a look at the 2020 draft class and offer an initial assessment of each player and assign an overall grade for the team.  While making a snap judgment of any draftees is typically ill-advised, many football analysts do so at this time of the year.

When evaluating any draft class, it is wise to do so after a year or more in order to get a true understanding of the impact of that particular group of players.  Yet, here we are and guess what – this is going to be a first impression and evaluation of the Redskins draftees for 2020.  We will also take a quick look at the known undrafted free agents (UDFA) that have signed with Washington.  Let’s jump right in!

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