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Haskins Needs Weapons - Should the Redskins Trade Back Into Round Two for a WR?

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Round one of the 2019 NFL Draft was VERY good to the Washington Redskins. One may actually go so far as to say that it was absolutely perfect. Washington filled arguably its two biggest needs by landing what some believe was the draft’s best quarterback and a top 10 talent at EDGE rusher. But, there are still some needs that exits, and one has very closely ties to our new quarterback.

How unbelievable would it be to pair Dwayne Haskins with his former Ohio State teammate Parris Campbell? Or maybe a guy like Hakeem Butler is he fell a bit into the second round?

Most draft pundits have Campbell, and many of the other top wide receivers, planted squarely in round two. In fact, for wide receiver-needy teams, round two is definitely where it’s at this year.

The problem is, the Redskins don’t have their second round pick any longer after trading it, and next year’s second in what was a BRILLIANT decision to move back into round one and select Montez Sweat, a stud EDGE rusher from Miss. St. who slipped because of some medical concerns.

What the Redskins do have are two third round picks, that could potentially be packaged a bit later on in round two to move back into that round for a pass-catching target for Haskins.

Below are the top wide receivers left on the board after Thursday night’s action:

D.K. Metcalf 6’3” 225 4.33 40

Hakeem Butler 6’6” 225 - 4.48 40

A.J. Brown 6’0” 225 - 4.49 40

Deebo Samuel 5’11” 215 - 4.48 40

Kelvin Harmon 6’3” 213 - 4.60 40

Parris Campbell 6’0” 205 - 4.31 40

Riley Ridley 6’2” 200 - 4.58 40

Terry McLaurin 6’0” 208 - 4.35 40

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside 6’2” 225 - 4.49 40


The Redskins could decide to sit tight and see if any players from this list slip into round three, or target some of the guys many consider mid-round receiver prospects.

RD3 Targets:

Stanley Morgan Jr 6’0” 202 - 4.53 40

Mecole Hardman 5’10” 187 - 4.33 40

Miles Boykin 6’4” 220 - 4.42 40

Andy Isabella 5’10” 195 - 4.31 40

DaMarkus Lodge 6’2” 200 - 4.55 40

David Sills 6’3” 211 - 4.57 40

Emanuel Hall 6’2” 200 - 4.39 40


There is another option on the table, and that is trading a pick this year, or a conditional pick in 2020, for a veteran wide receiver.

Some names that have been mentioned are Mohamed Sanu(Falcons), John Ross(Bengals), or the two unlikely ones - A.J. Green(Bengals) and Stefon Diggs(Vikings).

There is also the chance the Redskins sit tight and wait for a veteran wide receiver to be released by his team this summer.


Whatever direction the team decides to go, it would be wise to get new quarterback Dwayne Haskins a weapon for him to begin developing some chemistry with, and someone with the potential to become a future go-to guy.

Poll

What should the Redskins do to secure a new WR for young QB Dwayne Haskins?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Trade back into round two
    (736 votes)
  • 53%
    Sit tight and take a WR in round three
    (1004 votes)
  • 4%
    Trade for a veteran WR
    (82 votes)
  • 2%
    Wait for cuts this summer
    (56 votes)
1878 votes total Vote Now