2. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
We will have to wait and see how much Ron Rivera as head coach and Chase Young are worth to this young Washington team, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they are closer to 8-8 than the second pick in the NFL Draft again.
Washington is going to have a tough defensive front and they are going to likely play much better as an overall defensive unit with Rivera at the helm.
Offensively, so much depends on what former first-round pick Dwayne Haskins can do to elevate the talent around him.
The Redskins aren’t the league’s leading authority in offensive weaponry, but they have some pieces.
It wouldn’t be shocking to see them near the top of the draft again if the offense doesn’t take a huge step forward this year, however. If they are picking this high, a quarterback will probably be on the docket.
If they can get Trevor Lawrence?
Put it in stone.
Lawrence is pretty much the prototype as a pocket passer and he has added mobility which we saw more fully on display in his sophomore season.
Lawrence can do it all from the QB position. He can make every throw, he raises all boats, he has poise, and he can move around and make throws off schedule.
He’s looked like he could play in the NFL from very early in his Clemson career.