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Hypothetical: Trade down to #19 with the Cowboys - would you make the trade?

With Dez gone, Jerry Jones may feel the need to get one specific guy. If he wants to target Calvin Ridley, maybe the Redskins can take advantage of that.

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We just saw a hypothetical first round trade back from Mark Tyler. I thought I’d fill in a day in this slow week prior to the draft by tossing out another trade-back scenario.

Setting the scenario

On Path to the Draft this week, they were highlighting Calvin Ridley and asked the question:

Is there any team out there who is looking for a receiver that could “reach” for Ridley?

The answer from the Path to the Draft crew was interesting to me:

  • The Cowboys need a receiver, and Ridley would instantly be the best receiver on the team.
  • On Path to the Draft, they pointed out that the Cardinals are at 15 and if they don’t go after a quarterback, they could take a receiver.
  • Baltimore at 16 needs receiving help desperately.

Daniel Jeremiah’s Mock Draft 3.0, in fact, has Calvin Ridley going to the Cardinals, while the Cowboys take Courtland Sutton at #19.

So, Dallas might not be happy to sit at 19 and hope that Ridley is still on the board when their pick comes around. Dallas has 10 picks in this draft, and can afford to trade up for the player they want.

The Trade

Dallas gets #13 from the Redskins

The Redskins get:

  • #19 in the first round
  • #81 in the third round
  • #116 in the fourth round
  • #171 in the fifth round

The Redskins move down 6 spots in the first round, and add 3 extra selections, giving the team a total of 11 picks in this draft, and the ability to possibly trade up in the 2nd or 3rd round to get a player they want.

Post trade, this is what the Redskins draft would look like:

  • Round 1 - #19
  • Round 2 - #44
  • Round 3 - #81
  • Round 4 - #109 and #116
  • Round 5 - #142, #163 and #171
  • Round 6 - #205
  • Round 7 - #231 and #241

So, who would likely be on the board at #19 that the Redskins could select?

Moving down 6 spots may change the list of draft targets slightly, and the Redskins may need to consider drafting players we haven’t talked about as much. Here are 16 players who could be available at #19 and meet a Redskin team need. Some of these players would have to fall unexpectedly to still be there, but at least 4 or 5 of these players should be available. Click on the player’s name to see his Hogs Haven draft profile.

  1. Leighton Vander Esch ILB
  2. Derius Guice RB
  3. Mike Hughes CB
  4. Josh Jackson CB
  5. Isaiah Oliver CB
  6. Derwin James S
  7. Justin Reid S
  8. Vita Vea DT
  9. Taven Bryan DT
  10. Da’Ron Payne DT
  11. Harrison Phillips DT
  12. Will Hernandez OG
  13. Isaiah Wynn OG
  14. James Daniels C
  15. Harold Landry Edge (no profile - Cadillactica has him “in the queue”)
  16. Dallas Goedert TE


How do you feel about this trade scenario?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    I like it... make it happen!
    (492 votes)
  • 40%
    Yeah, I’d do it, but the Cowboys won’t. This is just stupid for them.
    (410 votes)
  • 10%
    This would be a bad trade down for the Redskins.
    (102 votes)
1004 votes total Vote Now


Which of these 11 players would you draft at #19 if the Skins made this trade?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Leighton Vander Esch ILB
    (30 votes)
  • 36%
    Derius Guice RB
    (353 votes)
  • 0%
    Mike Hughes CB
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Josh Jackson CB
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    Justin Reid S
    (1 vote)
  • 53%
    Da’Ron Payne DT
    (516 votes)
  • 0%
    Taven Bryan DT
    (9 votes)
  • 2%
    Will Hernandez OG
    (29 votes)
  • 0%
    James Daniels C
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Harold Landry Edge
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    Dallas Goedert TE
    (3 votes)
969 votes total Vote Now