Each year, just before the actual draft, enterprising individuals on various SBNation blogs take it upon themselves to organize a site-wide full mock draft, with (ideally) writers/posters from each of the team blogs picking on behalf of their team. This year, I will be picking on behalf of the Redskins and tracking progress here. The details on the full draft can be found [HERE].
Before the actual draft, I was able to clean up some outstanding business as well as line up some additional picks in the heart of the draft with a trade back.
Redskins Trade Trent Williams to the Vikings:
- Redskins get pick #89 (Round 3, Pick 25), pick 155 (Round 5, Pick 9), and pick 249 (Round 7, Pick 35) for Williams and pick 229 (Round 7, Pick 15).
The Redskins Trade Back on Day 2 with the Browns:
- Redskins get pick #81 (Round 3, Pick 16), 120 (Round 4, Pick 14), 141 (Round 4, Pick 35), 154 (Round 5, Pick 8), and 241 (Round 7, Pick 27) for picks 66 (Round 3, Pick 2), and 108 (Round 4, Pick 2).
The Draft Begins
Redskins Picks (12 picks)
Round 1, Pick 2
Chase Young (EDGE) - The top rated player in the draft, according to a broad range of experts, the Redskins select the ferocious pass rusher from Ohio State to bookend with last year’s first round pick, Montez Sweat. Let’s get some!
Round 3, Pick 2
Redskins trade up to pick #61 for R3P16 and R4P14 (with Broncos)
Round 2, Pick 29
Prince Tega Wanogho (OT) - Wanogho was the best of the OTs left and projects as an eventual starter at LT, with a high ceiling after some development. Wanogho excelled in a zone blocking scheme in college and is a good fit for the Redskins’ new approach.
Redskins trade up for Round 3, Pick 7 (#71) from Chargers for picks 89, 142, and 162.
Round 3, Pick 7 (#71) (from Chargers)
Ashtyn Davis (S) - Davis is a versatile athlete, capable of playing several positions in the back end of the defense, including free safety and nickel, with great range. He was also one of the best players left on the board at a key position of need.
Am I crazy for liking Ashtyn Davis more than Xavier McKinney?— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) April 9, 2020
Not that I don't love McKinney (I do), but I think Ashtyn's got everything - range, ball skills, fluidity, intelligence, toughness and physicality. They played him both high and in the box. A true do-it-all safety. pic.twitter.com/1XSUFcBpuc
Round 4, Pick 35 (from Browns) (#141)
KJ Hill (WR) - Dwayne Haskins gets another familiar face in his arsenal of weapons. The sure handed receiver becomes a leading option for the Redskins’ slot position.
Round 5, Pick 8 (from Browns) (#154)
Devin Asiasi (TE) - Well, I took a chance waiting for my TE until the 5th round, but the guy I wanted all along was still there. Asiasi is my 2020 NFL draft man crush, and I would love to see this badass catching TDs for the Burgundy and Gold for years to come.
Round 5, Pick 9 (from Vikings) (#155)
Saahdiq Charles (OT) - Charles is a bit of a project, but even with an OT already in hand, he was way too valuable to let slip past this point. Perhaps the best player left still on the board, and you can never have too many tackles. Morgan Moses, you’ve got competition.
Redskins trade up to Round 6, Pick 34 (#213) from the Patriots for picks 241 and 249.
Round 6, Pick 34 (#213)
Stanford Samuels III (CB) - A developmental prospect who excels in man cover, Samuels was one of the best remaining players on the board. His disappointing Combine likely caused him to slide a bit.
Round 7, Pick 2 (#216)
Antoine Brooks (S) - Local UMD product Brooks played safety at College Park, but likely projects initially as a nickel defender and special teams wrecking ball at the pro level. Great tackler and team leader.
1. Rico Dowdle (RB)
2. Cameron Brown (LB)
3. Bryce Huff (EDGE)
4. Aaron Parker (WR)
5. Tyler Higby (OL)
6. Luq Barcoo (CB)
7. Jared Pinkney (TE)
8. Tony Brown (WR)
Round 3, Pick 16 (from Browns) Round 3, Pick 25 (from Vikings) (#89) Round 4, Pick 2 Round 4, Pick 14 (from Browns) Round 4, Pick 36 (#142) Round 5, Pick 16 (#162) Round 7, Pick 27 (from Browns) (#241) Round 7, Pick 35 (from Vikings) (#249)
I look forward to your thoughts in the comments below: