The 2020 offseason for the Washington Football Team was unofficially considered to be the first step in a rebuild that continues to the present. What if the front office was able to turn back the clock and make a few changes?
At the conclusion of a disastrous 2019 season, the Washington Football Team was at a place known as “rock bottom” – a term that was all too familiar with fans and supporters. The futility and frustration stretched back to more than 25 years and fans demanded change once again. There were many changes over the years, but most of it was akin to placing a small band-aid over a fully mangled body. Major changes were needed once and for all.
The changes in early 2020 dawned with a new coaching staff and the front office began a metamorphosis from an inefficient operation to a functioning NFL establishment. Free agency provided the first new building blocks for a franchise that was starving for talented and dedicated players. The 2020 NFL Draft would be the first major challenge for the new regime and that will be a focus for us today.
If you could go back to the 2020 draft, what would you change and why? That is our premise for today. We’ll travel back to late April, 2020 with the Riggo’s Rag time machine and provide you with a re-draft. This is not a grade or an evaluation of the 2020 draft for the Washington Football Team, but there will be some minor analysis for each round. We’ll see which players are retained and who will be replaced. Some of it may surprise you. Let’s take a look.