With the 2020 NFL draft around the corner, it’s safe to say that we all know who the Cincinnati Bengals are selecting with the No. 1 pick. Joe Burrow is a local Ohio kid who just put together the greatest quarterback season in college football history.
Which means the draft really starts at No. 2 with Washington on the clock.
Washington finished last season 3-13 while being the worst team in the NFC. By far. After that atrocious season, they fired coach Jay Gruden and brought in Ron Rivera, who has a Super Bowl appearance with the Carolina Panthers in 2016.
We pretty much know who Washington will most likely select. There’s recently been a number of draft related content being published at Sports Betting Dime and according to them, odds are, they will pick a defensive player in the first round of picks. That player will most likely be Chase Young.
Chase Young is a once in a generation pass rusher. To select someone else would be a potential disaster. You can install him into your defensive strategy day one and he’ll instantly make winning plays for your team.
We saw the San Francisco 49ers dominate the NFL last season all thanks to the emergence of their rookie defensive end, Nick Bosa. Washington and should follow that blueprint.
Plus, Ron Rivera is a defensive minded coach. Washington also hired Jack Del Rio as their defensive coordinator. Chase Young would be surrounded by the best of the best to groom him into a superstar.
So who should the Washington Redskins draft?
Tua Tagovailoa. Duh. What are we even doing here?
Sure, Tua had a season-ending hip injury and hasn’t played full-contact football since so no one can determine whether or not that will be a re-occurring problem in his career. But you’re not selecting players based on their potential ceiling. You hoping to maximize their potential ceiling and Tua’s ceiling is future MVP.
In 2018, Tua led the SEC throwing for 3,966 yards and 43 touchdowns to only 6 interceptions. He led the country with a 199.4 passer rating as he was the most efficient quarterback. He is without a doubt the best quarterback available and most importantly, he’s astronomically better than Washington’s current QB1, Dwayne Haskins, who proved last season that he’s mediocre at best.
Don’t overthink this thing. Just draft the future Hall of Famer. You’re allowed.