After Kelvin Harmon’s injury, the Washington Redskins could consider trading for a receiver to help their team.
On Tuesday, Washington got some bad news when it was revealed that Kelvin Harmon had torn his ACL during offseason training. Harmon, a 2019 sixth-round pick, came on at the end of his rookie season and was able to total 30 catches for 365 yards as a rookie. He showed a strong rapport with Dwayne Haskins and many assumed he would be the team’s No. 2 receiver during the 2020 season.
But the injury changes things. And now, Washington will have to find a capable No. 2 receiver to complement second-year players Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims Jr. in a young, dynamic receiver group.
Antonio Gandy-Golden will probably get the first crack at that role. The fourth-round pick has a similar skill set to Harmon and could certainly develop into a solid starter on the outside. The team also has a handful of dark-horse players on the roster that could emerge as contributors moving forward.
That said, Washington can’t discount the possibility of adding another player to the fold. There isn’t a lot of talent available on the free-agent market, but they could consider trading for a piece that could be a long-term fit in the team’s receiving corps.
Luckily for the team, there are a handful of receivers that could be traded this offseason. And of those potential trade candidates, there are several young players with immense upside who just need opportunities to prove themselves in bigger roles or to have a change of scenery.
If Washington were to make a trade, it would be with long-term goals in mind. They’d either be banking on that player being a part of their future or they’d be buying low on a bust in hopes of reviving their career and re-signing them. The team may not ultimately decide to pursue any deals, but if they do, here’s a look at four potential trade candidates that could be available and could fit in as a part of Washington’s future.