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Way too early 2020 NFL Mock Draft: The Redskins are not expected to be very good next year

Who are the Redskins picking in 2020?

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One last mock draft? Yes one last mock draft, this time looking at the way too early projections for the Redskins draft pick in 2020. The mock drafters do not think Washington will be very successful next season, with a draft range from #1 - #19, and all but two projections being in the top 10. Vegas has also set expectations low with a starting line of 6 wins for the Redskins in 2019. Not good Bob.

Alex Smith will likely miss this season, and could possibly be done in the NFL, so the Redskins drafted Dwayne Haskins in the 1st round this year. Washington also traded for Case Keenum, and still have an injured Colt McCoy on the roster so the only QB need they will have next year are for a solid backup.

The Redskins spent their other 1st round pick on OLB Montez Sweat, who should be a long-term starter opposite Ryan Kerrigan. That did not stop several prognosticators from giving Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young to the Redskins. Kerrigan turns 31 this year, and is only under contract through next season. Would they draft OLBs in the first round in back-to-back years?

Trent Williams also turns 31 this year and has a contract that runs through 2020, and there isn’t a replacement on the roster currently. Morgan Moses is locked up through 2022, and the Redskins drafted Geron Christian in the the 3rd round last year, but they will need to start looking at OTs next season.

The Redskins drafted two WRs this year, including Ohio State’s Terry McLaurin, but they still show up in this roundup. Colorado’s Laviska Shenault and Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy are the popular choices to be Haskins new targets.

Safety, CB, and TE round out the rest of the picks. The Redskins ignored safety and tight end in the draft this year and will likely look to next year’s draft to get some young talent. They did add Landon Collins in free agency, but need more help for him. Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis are likely on their last legs in Washington and Jeremy Sprinkle is backup level. The Redskins drafted Jimmy Moreland in the 7th round to add to their collection of late round CB lottery tickets. Josh Norman’s likely entering his last year here, and they could use an upgrade.

Where will the Redskins pick, and who/what position should they take next year?

#1

Bleacher Report(Miller)

Chase Young, OLB, Ohio State

Even after selecting Montez Sweat in the first round of the 2019 draft, the front office in Washington will quickly realize the best player in the 2020 class is an edge-rusher.

Chase Young took over right where Nick Bosa left off and might actually be a better prospect given his lack of injuries and his speed-to-power conversion coming off the edge.

#2

The Athletic(Brugler)

Chase Young, OLB, Ohio State

An Ohio State pass-rusher went No. 2 in this past draft, and it could happen again if Young continues on his current trajectory. He has the blend of quickness, power and smarts to consistently defeat blockers.

Sports Illustrated

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

The temptation is strong to give the Redskins yet another Crimson Tide defensive lineman here, but after the selection of Montez Sweat this weekend, it’s time to look away from the front seven...but not away from Tuscaloosa. Jeudy, who won the Biletnikoff Award on the strength of 68 catches for 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2018, is the best of Alabama’s stable of uncoverable wideouts, with Antonio Brown–level shiftiness and breakaway speed. I count as many as eight receivers with first-round potential in 2020, and Jeudy’s the safest bet of the bunch.

San Diego Times U~T

Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Here’s Trent Williams’ successor (Williams is on the wrong side of thirty and an unrestricted free agent in two seasons). Top needs: OT, LB, CB

Draft Site

Walker Little, OT, Stanford

#3

Draft Wire(Easterling)

Grant Delpit | S | LSU

#4

E$PN+(McShay)

Chase Young, OLB, Ohio State

The Redskins added Montez Sweat in the first round last week, but you can never have enough talented edge rushers. And we’re talking about a kid who had 9.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss coming around the corner for the Buckeyes in 2018.

Sporting News

Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

The Redskins need help at other places, but Thomas impresses at the Combine and prompts Washington to prepare for life after Trent Williams, who will be an unrestricted free agent in 2021.

#6

SB Nation

Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado

Washington may have just drafted Terry McLaurin in the third round, but Shenault can be Dwayne Haskins’ lead receiver. Shenault has size at 6’2 and 220 pounds, and had 86 receptions for 1,011 yards and six touchdowns a season ago despite being slowed by a toe injury.

Yardbarker

Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado

Shenault was a ball hog in only nine games last season with 86 receptions for 1,011 yards and six touchdowns. He has great hands and the ability to run after the catch, and Washington has struggled to find a go-to receiver in the draft and free agency recently.

NBC Washington(Standig)

CJ Henderson, CB, Florida

Is this the last year for Josh Norman in Washington? The corner counts for $15 million on the books in 2020 but only $3 million guaranteed.

The Redskins might need help regardless depending on the development of the other options including Fabian Moreau. Henderson might emerge as the top CB in the 2020 class if his already impressive coverage and tackling skills go next level.

Draft Blaster

Chase Lucas, CB, Arizona State

They have their QB of the future, and now need to start building around him.

The Score

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

The Redskins tried to find Dwayne Haskins some mid-round help in Terry McLaurin this year, but Washington’s receiving corps will still be looking for a No. 1 option. Enter Jeudy, the Biletnikoff Award winner who caught 68 passes for 1,315 yards in 2018.

#7

The Big Lead

Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado

Shenault had a legitimate claim to the title of best receiver in football before a toe injury shelved him for the back half of 2018. He’s got great hands, the speed to separate down the field, and the size to be a threat after the catch. The variety of ways he contributed at Colorado shows that a creative guy like Jay Gruden could put him anywhere on the field and he’ll make an impact. Shenault will be a big and reliable target for Washington’s newest face of the franchise, Dwayne Haskins.

#8

The Draft Network(Sikkema)

Trey Smith, OL, Tennessee

Trey Smith was a former No. 1 overall recruit coming out of high school. He was an offensive tackle coming into Tennessee, but has since moved to the inside. Since then he’s been totally dominant with some potential to be a tackle in the future.

#9

NFL Spin Zone

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

After being gifted Dwayne Haskins with the 15th pick this year, the Washington Redskins landed his college teammate, Terry McLaurin, at wide receiver in the third round to bolster that group. However, that corps still needs a star and CeeDee Lamb can be that. With size (6-2), length and speed, Lamb had a 1,000-yard season and could compete to be WR1 in a deep class of pass-catchers for the 2020 NFL Draft.

#14

Walter Football

Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri

The Redskins will give Jordan Reed one more chance to stay healthy, but I don’t see that happening. I imagine Washington will be interested in the tight end market next offseason.

The athletic Albert Okwuegbunan had a coming-out party against Georgia and should be the first tight end off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft.

#19

Walter Footbal(Campbell)

C.J. Henderson, CB , Florida

The Redskins could move on from Josh Norman by the 2020 NFL Draft. Here’s a replacement.

In 2018, Henderson totaled 38 tackles with two sacks, seven passes broken up, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. He was really impressive as a freshman, demonstrating excellent coverage and ball skills. Henderson totaled four interceptions with four passes broken up and 22 tackles that season. Henderson has excellent size to go along with speed and cover skills. He possesses a ton of upside.

Poll

Where will the Redskins be picking next year?

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  • 22%
    Top third of the draft
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    Middle third of the draft
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  • 17%
    Bottom third of the draft
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