Predicting the 2020 NFL Draft for the Washington Redskins with a complete seven-round mock draft.
The 2020 NFL Draft is just a week away and teams are starting to make crucial decisions for their futures. The Washington Redskins are currently building their big board, rewatching tape and trying to work through every piece of information uncovered about each prospect. This includes the obvious things like game tape and interviews but also any concerns on or off of the football field.
All the prep work has hit some significant bumps this year as COVID-19 has shut down all sports and most places of work as well. However, scouts, coaches and general managers are doing their best to stick to their processes and hoping to not miss any of the fine details. The biggest questions are what will happen with players with injuries and off-field questions and currently, I believe their stocks are going to be affected the most by this year’s unprecedented events.
Redskins needs entering the 2020 NFL Draft
The Redskins enter the draft with their biggest needs on the defensive side of the ball with the linebacker, safety, and cornerback positions all in need of upgrades. On offense, they also have needs at wide receiver, tight end and guard. If I was to order these as an entire group their biggest needs currently look to be safety and cornerback, ahead of wide receiver, linebacker and tight end. Their secondary needs include a guard, another cornerback and an offensive tackle.
The Washington Redskins only hold two picks in the opening two days of the draft, picks No. 2 and No. 66, and seven picks overall. Pick No. 2 is a position where the Redskins have been actively listened to calls in the hope to find a trade partner and increase their draft capital. However, if they don’t get the right compensation, they have a few prospects who could instantly help the team improve.
The three biggest names that come to mind when thinking about the second overall pick are Chase Young (EDGE, Ohio State), Isaiah Simmons (Safety, Clemson) and Tua Tagovailoa (QB, Alabama). All three of these players could come into Washington and make a statement right away but I think the race is truly between Young and Simmons. A defense that is so weak on the back end could use a player like Simmons to fill multiple voids. Young, on the other hand, would be added to their defensive front making an already strong group, extremely disruptive.