INDIANAPOLIS — The Redskins own the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, which could be a swing point of the draft if Washington decides to trade the selection to a potentially QB-needy team.
New head coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine the Redskins are working through every scenario.
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"We are looking at everything," Rivera said. "Everything is possible. Everything is an option. Everything we do, we’re going to decide as a group, and we’ll go from there."
Most have Ohio State’s Chase Young penciled into the No. 2 slot. The pass rusher is viewed by many scouts as the top prospect entering the draft. The Redskins must weigh the impact a player like Young could make versus any potential trade offers they might receive.
Rivera kept things close to the vest, noting the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 1 control the draft.
"Before we do anything with the No. 2 pick, we’ve got to see what happens with the No. 1 pick," Rivera said. "Once that pick goes on, then we’ll go from there. Again, as I said, everything is an option. As far as talking to (VP of player personnel) Kyle (Smith), we’ve talked a couple times already what situations could potentially be. But the truth is, we have to see what happens in front of us."
If the Bengals take Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow with the top pick, as many presume, it would leave the Redskins with the option of taking Young or trading the second pick to a team wanting to leap up the draft board to select one of the other QBs.
In the name of doing their due diligence, Rivera told beat reporters that Washington plans to meet with Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa. If the Bengals get wild with the top pick, the Redskins want to know what type of players they might be passing on, or potentially make their own move at quarterback.
Rivera added that he saw a lot of progress with Dwayne Haskins as a rookie, particularly noting his play in the win over Detroit as a stepping stone for 2020. As with all organizations that undergo massive front office and coaching changes, however, everything is on the table as the offseason gets ramped up.
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