Evaluating Redskins draft picks: How Antonio Gandy-Golden fits into WR corps
Redskins fourth-round draft pick Antonio Gandy-Golden adds something that the team has been lacking.
After spending their first 2020 draft pick on defensive end Chase Young, the Washington Redskins spent their next four on the offensive side of the ball. They focused on upgrading their offensive line and weaponry to help build some support around Dwayne Haskins.
The first offensive pick for the Redskins was versatile running back/receiver Antonio Gibson. They followed that up by taking Saahdiq Charles with the second pick in the fourth round.
Later in that fourth round, the Redskins took their second Antonio of the draft. This one was a receiver that came from Liberty University, Antonio Gandy-Golden.
Gandy-Golden was considered to be a very strong value late in the fourth round. While he played at a smaller school, there was some buzz about him and before the 2019 college season, there were some who anticipated he could be an early Day 2 pick — if not, a potential first-round pick.
Come draft day, Gandy-Golden was expected to be a third or early-fourth-round pick. So, the ‘Skins deserve praise for landing him late in the fourth.
Though he was a good pick from a value perspective, there are questions facing Gandy-Golden ahead of his first NFL season. How much will he contribute right away? What does he do well? And what’s his ceiling? We aim to answer those questions in our latest evaluation of the Redskins draft picks.
Without further ado, let’s dive into Gandy-Golden’s skill set.