The Washington Redskins are facing some questions centered around the 2020 NFL Draft. Will they look to shake things up further by drafting Tua Tagovailoa? Would they trade Dwayne Haskins if they did?
Josh Edwards of CBS Sports made a few predictions about the Redskins centered around those questions in a recent NFL Draft projection. He predicts Washington will select Tagovailoa with the No. 2 pick and look to trade Haskins.
If the NFL Draft were a straight forward venture then there would be no need for mock drafts. A year ago, the Cardinals selected Kyler Murray one year after drafting Josh Rosen in the top 10. If Washington comes to the conclusion that Tagovailoa is a better long-term option than Dwayne Haskins, why would they not take him and then deal Haskins for additional draft capital?
The comparison between the situation the Redskins are facing now with the Arizona Cardinals’ decision to select Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick last year makes a lot of sense. They felt they had a more dynamic option available to them and capitalized on it.
There isn’t much point in doubling down on a lesser option. If the Redskins do believe that Tua Tagovailoa is a much higher potential player than Haskins, they need to capitalize on their draft position and make that move.
It would be interesting to see how strong a potential market for Haskins would be considering how he was the No. 15 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He made seven starts as a rookie and didn’t have strong production, but to be fair, the NFL level requires an adjustment period.
In all likelihood, there could be clarity regarding a potential market for Dwayne Haskins after free agency. Teams that fail to sign quarterbacks and aren’t in a position to take a premier prospect in the NFL Draft could give greater thought to the idea of pursuing an option via trade.