Washington Redskins Head Coach Ron Rivera spoke to Larry Michael after selecting Ohio State DE Chase Young with the #2 overall pick. There were immediately technical difficulties trying to communicate with Rivera. Rivera is very excited to get the best player in the draft, and a big boost for his defense. There were trade offers for the #2 pick, but nothing that was enough to get them to pass on a talent like Young. They liked other players at the top of the draft, but Young stood out from the rest. Rivera would like to get back into the 2nd round if it’s possible, if not the Redskins will have to wait until the 2nd pick of the 3rd round(#66) tomorrow night.
Rivera on Chase Young: "I feel really good about it."— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 24, 2020
Rivera talked to him at the NFL Combine and they like what they heard. Added he believes Young can impact not only the defense but the entire football team.
Coach Ron Rivera ends his interview with Voice of the #Redskins Larry Michael and Fred Smoot with this:— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 24, 2020
"I'm really excited about what we just did."
Trade down from #2:
Coach Ron Rivera said the #Redskins were "very solid" in their decision to stay at No. 2. Said a trade deal would have had to be very enticing.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 24, 2020
Rivera on fielding offers: "A few of the teams we talked to were in the second half of the first round, and you're not going to get the type of player that we're talking about right now." Said he had five guys worthy of a top pick.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) April 24, 2020
Here was Rivera's full answer on why they didn't trade down.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) April 24, 2020
"It had to be something that would have been very, very enticing" pic.twitter.com/4ZjNBeWQho
Coach Ron Rivera said they had five players ranked as players who they viewed as a cut above the rest. Chase Young was one of those players.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 24, 2020
2nd Round pick?:
Rivera said if there is an opportunity to add a second-round pick, they're going to try and make it work. Said there are some strong prospects at multiple positions. #Redskins— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) April 24, 2020
Ron Rivera, asked about getting into the second round: "You're never quite sure how you can get back in there, but if there is an opportunity, we're most certainly trying to figure it out. We'd love to do that just because of the quality of this draft."— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) April 24, 2020
Rivera on Redskins' d-line: "We saw the success San Fransico had last year with that type of a front. That type of front helps the rest of the team. It helps the linebackers, helps the secondary. And again, one of the things we want to make sure we do is we play fast."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) April 24, 2020