Grading each pick made by the Washington Redskins in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Earlier this offseason, the Washington Redskins, and new head coach Ron Rivera started to fill the holes across their roster. They started with cornerback where they signed both Kendall Fuller and Ronald Darby. Then they went to work to fill out the depth of the running back room adding Peyton Barber and JD McKissic. The final two moves of free agency came in the linebacker room resigning Jon Bostic and adding Thomas Davis to a one year deal.
The Redskins 2020 NFL Draft needs
As the free agency period began to slow down it was time to move on to draft needs. The Washington Redskins began to look at 2020 NFL Draft prospects at the following positions; linebacker, safety, cornerback, tackle, guard, wide receiver and tight end.
This long list was a mixture of players they needed for the future, like at linebacker where they had just signed two short term deals mentioned above, and also positions that needed to be filled as soon as possible such as tackle, wide receiver and safety.
To see a more detailed version of the offseason acquisitions and draft needs follow this link.
2020 NFL Draft Selections
2. Chase Young, Edge, The Ohio State University
66. Antonio Gibson, RB/WR. Memphis
108. Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU
142. Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
156. Keith Ismael, C/G, San Diego State
162. Khaleke Hudson, LB/S, Michigan
216. Kamren Curl, S, Arkansas
229. James Smith-Williams, Edge, North Carolina State
Grading the Washington Redskins 2020 NFL Draft Class
The grading scale I used focused on the value of each prospect in contrast to the players available, as well as the Redskins need at that position. Overall, I gave the Washington Redskins 2020 NFL Draft Class a C+. This was thanks to two A grades that helped shift the overall average. This draft class had some very intriguing ups and downs while evaluating each pick.