The NFL Draft just ended and due to the Pandemic, OTA’s, as we know them, have yet to begin. That however doesn’t mean there is nothing to discuss.
Today I wanted to take a look at some possible trade candidates for the Redskins between now and the trade deadline this fall.
Ryan Kerrigan: New head coach Ron Rivera values high character and solid veteran leadership (hence the signing of former Panther Thomas Davis). Selfishly, I would love to see Kerrigan retire a Redskin, but we all know and understand that this is a business. The Redskins spent back-to-back first round draft picks on EDGE, and now have a very crowded room with Kerrigan, Montez Sweat, Chase Young, Ryan Anderson, Nate Orchard, Jordan Brailford and James Smith-Williams.
Kerrigan, who will be 32 this summer, is in the final year of his contract, and will carry a base salary of $11.5M. He could really help a contender who is in need of a solid presence on the edge, and who would be willing to give him a short-term contract extension. This is something worth monitoring during the season as well, especially if a team’s starting edge rusher were to go down with a significant injury.
Possible Compensation: 3rd or 4th round pick
Jonathan Allen: Allen, who was a first round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, just has his fifth year option picked up by the Redskins early last week. Still under his rookie contract and looking to get paid big money soon, he is a rock in the middle. After missing the majority of his rookie year with a foot injury, he’s posted impressive back-to-back seasons, averaging 65 tackles, seven sacks and nine tackles for a loss.
There are many teams in the NFL who are lacking impact players along their defensive fronts, and Allen could provide them with a major difference maker in the trenches. The Redskins have some great depth at defensive tackle with Matt Ioannidis, Da’Ron Payne, Tim Settle and Caleb Brantley joining Allen. This would be an expensive trade for a team looking to acquire his services, but if the price were right, could the Redskins think about moving him?
Possible Compensation: 1st or 2nd round pick
Morgan Moses: There was a point when Moses was a pretty good right tackle for the Redskins. Those days seemed to have passed. Injuries have played a part in his decline, but mental mistakes are what has been driving many fans crazy. Despite all this, Moses is still relatively young (turned 29 in March) and has a very affordable salary through 2022.
If a team feels he’s past the ankle injuries that have hindered him the past two seasons, and he can provide value for a contender, could a needy franchise make an offer to acquire the veteran former third rounder?
Projected Compensation: Mid-Round Pick
Who would you expect the Redskins to try and trade?
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