2020 NFL Draft: Late-Round sleeper targets for the Washington Redskins

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Diving into some late-round targets for the Washington Redskins in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Washington Redskins have holes to fill across their roster and it isn’t all going to happen in one offseason. Day three picks in the 2020 NFL Draft could help accelerate that for Ron Rivera and the Redskins moving forward. In a deep draft at many positions, talent will slide into day three.

In my previous post, I discussed the Redskins primary needs after free agency which included linebacker, safety, cornerback and wide receiver. While their secondary needs all come on the offensive side of the ball with offensive guard, tackle, tight end and another receiver all being possibilities.

The Washington Redskins have five picks in the final four rounds meaning they will have five chances to find their 2020 sleeper picks. These players could include developmental products, players with off-field or legal problems, small school players or players that are just waiting to be given an opportunity in the NFL.

With the second overall pick, it is expected that one of four players will be taken (Chase Young, Isaiah Simmons, Jeffrey Okudah or Tua Tagovailoa) unless they chose to trade down. In the second round, they currently do not have a pick and the third round they pick at number 66 meaning they only have two picks in the first two days of the draft.

I believe they will add at least one pick in the first two days by trading down from the second pick but for now, there is no way to know which positions they will be attacking with those picks so we will evaluate sleepers for all of their positions of need, starting with defensive positions (safety, linebacker, cornerback) and then offensive positions (wide receiver, offensive line, tight end).