In the newest installment of our 32-team, seven-round mock draft series, we focus on the Washington Redskins who own the No. 2 overall pick.
There hasn’t been much intrigue around this selection since the ascent of LSU quarterback Joe Burrow as the presumptive top pick. The Redskins are expected to select Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young, but with the recent Instagram video showcasing Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s healthy hip, maybe — just maybe — there’s a chance for a shift.
Here’s a look at how the Redskins’ 2020 draft haul could look later next month.
1.02: Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State
-Arguably the best player in the draft, Young brings instant 10-sack potential to a defense that could use edge-rushing production. This is a no-brainer.
3.66: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
-Adrian Peterson isn’t getting any younger and Derrius Guice can’t stay healthy. The Redskins go back to LSU for another swing at a feature back in Edwards-Helaire, who despite his short and compact build profiles as a potential three-down back in the NFL.
4.108: Ben Bartch, OT, St. John
-Bartch is one of the best small-school prospects in the 2020 class but will need a year to adjust to the size, strength and speed of NFL edge rushers. He may end up kicking inside to guard if the transition doesn’t go well, but in Round 4, he offers good value for a Redskins team that needs depth along the offensive line.
4.142: Lynn Bowden, WR, Kentucky
-Bowden did it all for Kentucky in 2019, starting the final eight games at quarterback while also leading the team in receiving. Yes, you read that correctly. Bowden needs some technical refinement but he’s the definition of a football player. He’ll produce sooner than later for an NFL offense looking for an athletic and twitchy slot receiver.
5.163: Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA
-Asiasi is an impressive receiving threat at 6-3, 257 pounds and wiith Jordan Reed’s release this offseason, the Redskins need more pass-catching options at the position.
7.216: Reggie Robinson II, CB, Tulsa
-Robinson (6-1, 205) is a well-built defensive back who at this point in the draft offers physical traits to at least warrant a spot on a training camp roster.
7.229: David Dowell, Safety, Michigan State
-Another big defensive back who can cover and tackle at a requisite NFL level. Has the chance to emerge as a long-term special teams player.