Nearly every mock draft we’ve seen since the start of this offseason has the Washington Redskins taking Ohio State defensive end Chase Young with their no. 2 overall selection.
That pick would make a ton of sense for Washington. Young would obviously be an upgrade at pass rusher and he’s considered by most as the best overall prospect entering this year’s draft.
If Washington didn’t draft Young’s old teammate and quarterback Dwayne Haskins last season, the Redskins would more than likely be drafting one of the top QB prospects coming out this year. But according to new head coach Ron Rivera, anything’s on the table at the no. 2 pick.
During his scouting combine press conference, Rivera revealed that the team will be interviewing both Josh Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa, the two best quarterback prospects in this draft. It’s no just the team doing their due diligence either, they appear to be legitimate interviews.
If the Redskins are really considering taking one of those quarterbacks at no. 2, what could that entail for Haskins? It’s a very similar situation to the one the Arizona Cardinals found themselves in last year with Kyler Murray and Josh Rosen.
After Arizona took Murray with the first overall pick, Rosen was dealt to the Miami Dolphins for the no. 62 selection in that draft plus a fifth rounder for this year.
With the potential Haskins displayed during the latter half of 2019, he would certainly garner some attention on the trading block. Teams that are quarterback needy and won’t be in position to land either Burrow or Tua could be potential landing spots. The Los Angeles Charger, Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts and maybe even the New England Patriots could all be potential suitors.
No one truly knows if this is a real possibility yet. We’ll get a better idea of what Washington plans to do once we get closer to draft night.