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  1. Liberty’s Antonio Gandy-Golden Could go here or maybe in the 5th. He's another WR they're big on
  2. Absolute steal in the 4th. If he didn't have all the off field issues, he'd have been a first rounder.
  3. For Immediate Release April 24, 2020 REDSKINS DRAFT RB ANTONIO GIBSON ON DAY 2 OF 2020 NFL DRAFT LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins selected running back Antonio Gibson in the third round (No. 66 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. Gibson (6-2, 220) played in 28 games and made 11 starts with Memphis and appeared at both running back and wide receiver. For his career, he has registered 44 receptions for 834 yards and 10 touchdowns. Gibson also rushed for 369 yards on 33 carries (11.2 avg.). He finished his career with 1,850 all-purpose yards (369 rush/834 receiving/647 return). Gibson was selected the 2019 American Athletic Conference Co-Special Teams Player of the Year. He was also a 2019 All-American Athletic Conference first team selection as a kick return specialist and was a 2019 All-American Athletic Conference second team selection as a wide receiver. Gibson was also only the fourth player in American Athletic Conference history to receive all-league honors at two positions. In his senior season in 2019, Gibson saw action in all 14 games making 11 starts. He ranked top three in the team in rushing yards (369), receiving yards (735), kick return yards (645), all purpose yards (1,749) and points scored (78). He had seven games with 100-plus all-purpose yards and posted a school-record for all purpose yards in a single game with 386 yards in a win over SMU. Gibson, 21, attended Eagles Landing H.S. in McDonough, Ga. where he named the Henry Herald Offensive Player of the Year in 2015. He was born June 23, 1998. NOTES ON THE SELECTION OF ANTONIO GIBSON Gibson is the 486th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 37th third-round selection in that time frame. He is the 67th third-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936. Gibson becomes the first offensive player to be selected by the Redskins in the 2020 NFL Draft. Gibson is the fifth player drafted by the Redskins from the University of Memphis, joining RB Richard Williams (1983), DE Carl Taylor (1975), RB Danny Pierce (1970) and DT Will Renfroe (1954) Dating back to 2011, the Redskins have now selected a running back in 10 consecutive drafts, passing the team’s previous high of drafting a running back in nine consecutive drafts from 1983-91. Gibson is the fourth player in franchise history selected with the No. 66 pick, joining T Morgan Moses (2014), DT Tracy Rocker (1989) and RB Mike Oliphant (1988). Gibson becomes the third running back produced by Memphis selected by the Redskins in franchise history joining Richard Williams (1983) and Danny Pierce (1970). He would be the first wide receiver selected from Memphis. The selection of Gibson marks the second-highest draft pick from Memphis, trailing only RB Richard Williams (No. 56 in 1983). Gibson was Memphis’ sixth winner of The American Athletic Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Year honor in the conference’s first seven seasons, joining punter Tom Hornsey (2013), kicker Jake Elliott (2014-15) and return specialist Tony Pollard (2016-17). Gibson finished No. 5 in school history for all purpose yards in a single-season with 1,749 yards. Gibson did not record a fumble in his college career and he averaged 19.3 yards per reception.
  4. April 24, 2020 Head Coach Ron Rivera and Vice President of Player Personnel Kyle Smith On not trading T Trent Williams tonight: RR: “We’ll just wait and see. At the end of the day, there’s no rush, there’s no hurry. We have opportunities and we’ll just continue to keep working on it. We’ll have to wait and see. We’re not going to speculate on something that’s an ongoing process right now, guys.” On drafting RB Antonio Gibson: KS: “Yeah, no, he’s an exciting prospect. We’re excited about this kid, man. He’s a swiss army knife, obviously was playing a little bit of wide receiver and running back at Memphis. He’s a return specialist, he’s got good hands, he’s 228 pounds, he runs fast, he plays fast, he’s got physicality to him. We really viewed him – where the excitement came – not only from the tape, in the background, in the character, how he’s wired. Also, speaking with [Offensive Coordinator] Coach [Scott] Turner and how he’s going to utilize him along with the other backs. You know, it’s not just like a normal running back that you’re like, ‘okay, here’s his skillset.’ You can put him on the field with [RB] Adrian Peterson, with [RB] Derrius Guice, with [RB] J.D. McKissick. You can use this guy in a lot of different ways, so it opens up a lot of different options for our offense.” On the options for picks tonight: KS: “Yeah, we had a nice cluster, and [Head] Coach [Ron Rivera] and I had a good conversation about a bunch of the guys that were there that we were willing to take. At the end of the day, it wasn’t one position that we were looking. It was actually multiple positions. We talked about how this guy fits, and we felt really good about making the pick.” On discovering Gibson: RR: “Well, I know he was a guy that was brought to our attention because they were moving him around in the Senior Bowl, and [Vice President of Player Personnel] Kyle [Smith] and his guys kept pointing him out. So, we started really diving into who he is and what he does and what he’s capable of with the multi-faceted offense style of offense we use. You know, Scott Turner really feels that this is a guy that can come in and be a very versatile player for us. Plus, he has special teams value. He’s a very good fit, we believe, into what we do and how we want to do things.” On comparing Gibson to Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey: RR: “No, that’s fair. He’s a little bit bigger than Christian, but he’s got a skillset like Christian. He’s shown some position flexibility playing in the slot, then he shows position flexibility playing in the backfield. Ran some wildcat with him behind the center taking direct snaps. This is a very versatile, young football player that we really think is going to be a guy that can get on the field for us early and contribute.” On how Gibson fits with the surrounding offensive talent currently on the roster: RR: “Oh, very much so. He’s a guy that, again, you can look for matchups, you can create matchups and you’re not necessarily always putting the ball in his hands. They have to honor him wherever he’s aligned. It is going to open up things for his teammates, whether they be wide receivers, tight ends or other running backs. This is a guy that is really, as Kyle said, he’s a little bit of a swiss army knife. We’re kind of excited about what his impact can be for us.” On balancing their drafting approach: KS: “Yeah, it’s like you said really. That’s kind of how our board is set up. On the X and Y axes across the board, you start looking horizontally at the different positions and where the guys are graded. Obviously if it’s close, if it’s like this and you have a need, then you usually go towards the need. But we’re not going into it saying we want X, Y, Z tomorrow or maybe even today if we can get back in. We’ll just go through it and let the board kind of speak to us that way.” On the expectations for Gibson this season: RR: “I think to be able to contribute, whether he plays a situational role for us, specific packages. I also do think he can make an impact on our special teams. So, I’m excited about the young man’s ability to come in and help this football team from the beginning.” On what it would take to consider moving back into the third round: KS: “Well number one, it’s who’s there. Number two is how much it’s going to cost to get up – do we have the ammo to get up in those conversations there? As the picks keep coming, we’re obviously monitoring it. We’ll see if there’s a player there that we’re excited about. Maybe make some calls and see what it’s going to take to go up, but we’re constantly doing that. We’re doing that before our pick and that’s what we’ll continue to do moving forward.” On how much Gibson’s special teams experience played into the selection: RR: “Well, it was most certainly a consideration. It was talked about. [Special Teams Coordinator] Nate Kaczor really likes him. He thinks that this is a guy that can come in and contribute from the beginning on special teams. He’s also had some play time as a gunner, as a cover guy, so this guy is going to get on the field for us early. We’re excited for who he can be for us as a football player.” On RB Bryce Love’s status at this point in the offseason: RR: “Bryce is still going through his rehab process, and we’ll get into that once we start getting ready to report, whenever that is. But he is going through his rehab program right now, and he’s progressing daily. That’s pretty much it. That’s kind of all I get. I don’t get to go out and see him because it’s restricted in terms of who’s allowed to be there and working out with our trainers.” RB Antonio Gibson On whether he thought the Redskins were a possibility for him: “I mean, I think I was clueless to everybody because I was just so far out there. I had a once-a-year production. It was good. I did good at the Combine, so I was getting a lot of interest for what I was capable of. It was all out there. I was getting a lot of phone calls, but it kind of shocked me when the Redskins called me.” On how he views himself as a player and what he can bring to the Redskins: “I view myself as a weapon. I’ve been playing running back and receiver my whole life. But not just that, I’ve been playing all over the ball. Offense is something that I’m very talented at. It’s always been like that since a young age, and I feel like I can dominate wherever they put me. So, you know, if they’ve got somebody in the backfield, I feel like I can help out at receiver. If they’ve got too many outside, I feel like I can hop back behind the center, behind the quarterback, and gunner – wherever you need help out there. Also, I could make a big impact on special teams, so I feel like I can be a weapon wherever. Just being that gadget guy – wherever they need me, I’m willing to go.” On being compared to Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey: “Definitely, I would definitely like to compare myself to him because he’s exactly like what I want to do. I want to be in the backfield, but also I want to play the game in the receiving game. I feel like he’s tremendous doing that, and that’s what I want to bring to the team. My ability to catch effectively and make plays happen and also be able to run and be able to protect the quarterback – just an all-around team player and an all-around back.” On his pre-draft process: “With the things I did, it was just all about being open-minded. You know, you had some teams – well, not even – but you had a few teams who wanted me to play receiver. It’s about being open. Wherever helps best for the team, that’s what I was going to do. If the Redskins want me to be a running back, I’m going to do it. If they want me at receiver, I’m going to do it. If they want me at special teams, I’m going to do it. So, it’s just all about being open-minded and being able to adapt, and that’s what I feel like I’m really good at. On what his draft night was like considering the pandemic’s social distancing restrictions: “It was interesting just having a select few people that are very important to me around. I think we had just under the limit – I think we had about nine people here. It still felt good. It would’ve felt good to walk across if I even went to the draft, but it felt good to me. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing, so I enjoyed it.” On who was with him on draft night: “Mom, sister, girlfriend, friends.” On how he’s managed a unique pre-draft experience: “Like I said, it’s the same thing with adapting, just being able to take things in and try to make them as easy as possible for me. I started getting phone calls from all over the place and none of them were really saying anything drafting me, so just being able to answer every call and if I didn’t then getting back to them quick, replying quick and being respectful. So, it was kind of stressful, but once I kind of got a hold on things, in a routine, it went pretty smooth.” On where he feels he excels the most as a receiver or as a running back: “As a receiver, I kind of like getting in space – you know, a post, a corner, anything like that, kind of taking the top off. For a running back – also the same thing, I like getting in space being able to make one person miss and getting vertical – so probably like a pitch or an outside zone. Those are some of my favorite things to do.” On what he wants to improve on entering his rookie season: “Just looking to get better wherever that is and wherever they need me at. And also, just looking to get myself on the roster. That’s the main goal for me. If that’s special teams where I get in first, then that’s what I’m going to do and what I’m going to focus on. If it’s helping out in the backfield, I feel like I can learn a lot from [RB] Adrian Peterson and also [RB Derrius] Guice. It’s looking really good for me, especially with the people in front of me.”
  5. Possibly for the other WR they were hot for, Devin Duvernay.
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  7. Another vote for Outer Banks. Fun watch that leaves you wanting the next season. Waco - The cast alone makes it worth watching. It’s a mini Boardwalk Empire reunion with Ruth from Ozark, Supergirl, John Leguizamo, & Home Alone’s little brother.
  8. April 23, 2020 Head Coach Ron Rivera and Vice President of Player Personnel Kyle Smith On when they decided on DE Chase Young: RR: “We’ve always felt pretty good about Chase. It was just a matter of us doing our due diligence going through the process, obviously. But when you look at the draft order and you look at what Cincinnati needed, you always kind of felt that Chase would be the guy. But again, we had to go through the due diligence of it, you know, [Vice President of Player Personnel] Kyle [Smith] and his guys have been working through this for the last few years. Obviously, you know each year is kind of its own little entity, so once we got started, we went through the process. It really was honestly something that was just a formality really going into it.” On how Vice President of Player Personnel Kyle Smith felt about overseeing the Draft in his new role: KS: “It was good. I mean that part of the process, not much has changed that way as far as February meetings and the Draft part of it. The big change came from free agency and being involved in that part. But obviously leading up to this point in the Draft, it’s really the same kind of process. When [Head] Coach [Ron] Rivera came in, he wanted us to keep our process and keep everything that we’ve been doing from the last few years and just carry that on. And obviously the difference being that Coach and I would get together like we did leading up to this point and kind of decide on what we’re going to do, and that’s what we’ll do with the rest of the draft. Not much as far as day-in and day-out process has really changed, you know what I mean.” On potentially trading T Trent Williams: KS: “We’re working through it. You know, right now that’s something we’ve been doing. You guys know, it’s been in the media for a while now. It’s something we’ve been working through and we will continue to work through. Obviously, nothing has happened yet, and we’ll let you guys know if something does happen. It’s hard to tell. You go into it hoping that something happens whenever you’re trying to get something done, but it could happen in five minutes, it could happen tomorrow, it might not happen in the next few days. It’s just something that we’re trying to work through and we’ll continue to make calls and we’ll go from there.” On Day 2: KS: “Well, obviously as we get into tomorrow, it’s just a matter of letting the board speak to you. You see the picks that are going off, the players that are available. We have in our minds on what positions to focus on and needs – if you want to call them needs – that we want to fulfill. If the best player available matches needs, then that makes it easy. Obviously if it’s not, then we’ll look at the board and kind of look at what player is there – is it offense? Is it defense? And make a decision there. Really it is best player available, but also that fits a role that we might have.” On ruling out picking a quarterback at No. 2: RR: “Well again, the biggest thing I said about picking a quarterback, I said we were going to do our due diligence. That’s the biggest thing. You have to because you just never know what’s going to be there. You never know what the offers are going to be. It was talked about that we did have some people talk to us, but nothing was enticing enough to even consider that. Again, our situation more than anything else was just going through the process, doing the things we were supposed to do, doing things the right way. Kyle said, one of the things that they did that I told Kyle, once he explained the way that he did things in the past, I thought it would be something that would be really good for us. I do like the way that this has mapped out so far, so I’m excited about it.” On Young being able to improve the defensive line: RR: “I believe one thing that will happen more so than anything else, we’ve transformed our front to a 4-3, 40 front, it gives us a four set rushers. I think there’s an impact getting to the quarterback has on the other rushers – the linebackers and the secondary. And if we can create that type of immediate disruption, it’s going to help the back seven. And I think, again, if we can get to that point, create the takeaways, create the three-and-outs, it’s going to help the offense. So, to me, when you draft a guy like that, that’s what you're trying to do. You’re trying to impact the team. I’ve been involved with the first pick, and now I’m involved with the second pick. In both cases, I believe we’ve taken the guy that will impact not just his position group, not just the linebackers, not just the [defensive backs], but I think the entire football team. That’s why we did what we did. To the earlier question about fielding questions and considering positions, one of the things I really appreciate that came out of this was there were three guys we felt were immediate-impact guys. If you could have got any of those three, you’d feel good about them. And that’s how we felt, especially seeing Chase available.” On who the other two players were: RR: “We felt good about who the third was. [Bengals Quarterback Joe] Burrow and Young were right where we thought they would be.” On if the team is looking to trade into the second round: KS: “We’ll wait and see. If the opportunity presents itself and what it will take. I think that’s the big thing. Obviously, who’s there [in the draft]. We’ll start going through that and see what the board says to us. If there’s a player there that, No. 1, if we have the ammo to do that then we’ll absolutely talk about it, but the offer has to match what we feel about the player.” On if he thinks Young is the most talented player in the draft: RR: “I believe so and feel very fortunate to be able to get him. I really do. I think there are a couple other guys who were very good at their position, but I think for what we would love to do going forward for us, I most certainly believe he was the best one.” On if they feel the team needs to add another receiver or tight end: KS: “We’re always looking to add any type of offensive weapon or defensive weapon. I don't think we’re going into it, like I said earlier ‒ I don't know if you were on earlier ‒ as far as what we think our needs are, positions of focus, when we get to our next pick, [No.] 66, or if we decide to trade up into the second [round], offensive, defensive weapon, whatever position. Whether it’s a tight end, wide receiver, running back, quarterback, on defense a corner or another pass rusher, anybody that can impact you. I think you’re always willing to look at that.” RR: “Now, that being from his perspective. From a coach’s perspective it depends. If you’re an offensive coach you want offensive playmakers and if you’re a defensive coach you want defensive playmakers. And that’s the truth. But Kyle hit right on the head. We drafted Chase because we believe he can impact our team. He can help us on the offensive side as well if he can create the energy up front that we need and get the pressure on the quarterback, we can get the ball back to our offense and get it back to them quickly.” On how much of a feel they got for his mentality and how that fits into the locker room: RR: “Well, we most certainly do judge his character, and again, I thought the presentation and listening to Kyle and his guys talk about who Chase was and getting to meet Chase, they hit the nail on the head. He’s an easy going, soft-spoken young man, but then you watch him on tape and you see the energy level in which he plays with, you see the desire, the drive, the push. Then, you sit down and talk to him about those things and watch his eyes light up when he talks about being on the field, so there were a lot of positives. Unfortunately, we only had a couple of brief encounters through the Combine. The best though was getting the opportunity to talk to him away from everybody in person. He had kind of a little glitch in his schedule where he had an extra 15 minutes, so I went over and kind of nestled up to him away from everybody and we had a nice personal conversation just between the two of us. That 15 minutes really helped me in terms of just solidifying who he was for us.” On what stood out about Young’s mental ability: KS: “For me – and off of what Coach was saying – it’s the school call and it’s the way that everybody around that building talks about him. It’s the personal character, it’s how he’s wired, it’s his makeup, it’s how he was raised, all those things he checks all the boxes in. Take away the talent and the pass rusher and the skillset – which you can check all the boxes – but again, talked and touched base with [Ohio State Head] Coach [Urban] Meyer last night and he was raving about the kid. He just continued to grow and mature since he stepped foot on that campus. He’s a perfectionist, he’s a self-starter, all the things you look for in a football player he’s got and he’s wired the right way. So that part of it made me more confident. And then when you go to these postseason things, the Combine, and you get a chance to talk to the kid and meet him, that just kind of solidifies it for you.” On whether he addressed the team during the virtual workout period: RR: “No, I didn’t get that opportunity to do it. What happened was they were split up in offense, defense, special teams at different times and I popped in and out of the meetings. That’s the hard part with that because to get 70-some odd guys on and tell them ‘alright, get off now, get reconnected to your guys” for your coaches I didn’t think that was very prudent, so I’m saving that for an opportunity to see these guys in person. But popping in and out of the meetings has been really cool. Just kind of watching the coaches interact with the players. I really appreciate the guys being on and it looked like the attendance so far has been really solid, so that’s a huge plus for us.” On how the team plans on implementing Young: RR: “Well, in talking with [Defensive Coordinator] Jack [Del Rio] and [Defensive Line Coach] Sam Mills, you know you want to be able to put the kid on the field and have him make an impact every time he’s on it, but you have to be realistic about that and know that there are certain times and situations where you’ve got to rotate him out. So, what we’d like to do is get him out there, get him going, see where he’s going to fit and then from that point use him, but use him the right way. Use him to where if there’s 70 plays in a game, he’s not playing all 70, he’s going to play somewhere between 40-45 because we’re going to rotate guys. We have a good core of guys. One of the things that was attractive to me when I took this job was the front. Based on the drafts that have happened the previous three seasons, I felt very good about that group, I think that’s a dynamic group and I think [Defensive End] Chase [Young] is probably one of the big pieces that you need – a dynamic outside edge guy, couple that with another young dynamic guy, some quality other players around them, and then you have tackles that create a push so the quarterback can’t step up. So, again, it’s not necessarily just about the one guy as much as it is about putting the final piece in place, and you feel really good about who those four guys are going to be that are on the field at that time. Again, as I said, we’re going to rotate guys, so Chase could be in there with one group of guys and rotate, and the next thing you know he’s in with another group, but we’re going to use him to be a dynamic player.” On whether another team could have created a trade package enticing enough to not draft Young: RR: “For me personally, no. Like I said, I felt that Chase was the one guy that would really carry the load for us as far as that pick. You know, I don’t want to speak for Kyle, Kyle’s done a tremendous amount of work and I know in going through this he has opinions and they’re very good, so I’m not going to speak for him. But from my perspective, it’d have been very hard to convince me that somebody else would be as impactful as the guy we drafted.”
  9. April 23, 2020 DE Chase Young On when he thought he was worthy of being a high draft pick: “You know, it was something I always had in my heart, something I always wanted to do. I feel like it was definitely when I finished my season that I knew. And then I thought I could be a top pick in this draft. I feel like I’m the best player in this draft. It was after I put it on film because I know at the end of the day, that’s the only thing that matters is how you play football. So you know, I was just real precise and real technical in the things I did in the game to try to be the best player that I could be.” On if he thought the Washington Redskins would draft him: “I never really knew for sure. I know a lot of people were saying that the Redskins might draft me, every mock draft had the Redskins taking me. But you know, you never know if those are going to come true. I muted out everything and just worked and didn’t really pay attention too much to the mock drafts.” On who from the team called him after he was drafted: “[Head] Coach [Ron] Rivera was the first one that called me, and he basically told me that he was going to make me a Redskin. He actually talked to my dad after that and he got on the phone with my father and told him again that they were going to take me at number two. It was definitely an exciting moment. After I was drafted, a couple draft picks after that [Washington Redskins Owner] Dan Snyder called me. We had talked, he congratulated me and I thanked him.” On the first thing he’s going to do as a Redskin: “My plan now is to get in touch with my teammates and get with them. Obviously, I’m in Maryland, they’re in Maryland [area]. Just try to get the best relationship with them and get that as best as possible.” On what he expects himself to be able to do right away: “I don’t really expect to do anything, it’s how I prepare. That’s what I feel gets me to be my best and that’s just what I’m doing now. I’m just preparing the hardest I can to make sure I have a pretty big impact that first game on the field. I’m just doing my best to stay in shape and just working to be the best football player I can be. So expectations, I’m not really thinking about that. I’m just thinking about being the best player I can be and putting in the preparation to do so.” On communicating with former Ohio State teammate and Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins Jr.: “I talked to Dwayne a couple days ago, and he was giving me a little bit of inside scoop. At the end of the day, he told me it’s all down to the grind and basically how you have to grind. I just listened to him and am going to be a sponge, just trying to soak up everything I can. That’s my first thing, just going in and grinding.” On the pressure of playing in his hometown: “I don’t really call it the pressure; I just call it the motivation. I feel like everything just happens in the moment. It just gives me a lot of motivation. I want to keep my best foot forward and keep moving.” On joining a talented defensive line: “I feel like we’re definitely going to have a great group on the defensive line full of first-rounders. I know those guys are already prepared to get after it. Me just coming in, I’m going to be a sponge and definitely just work my hardest to be a guy who can make an impact out of that group.” On what this moment means to him: “It means everything. If you think about it, I’ve been working my whole life for that moment, for that call on the phone. Just to be here right now, it’s crazy. I’m definitely very grateful for this opportunity and just ready to get to work.” On what gives him confidence to perform at a high level in the NFL: “I’m definitely going in and going to put my best foot forward. I think with what I bring to the table and how I prepare, I feel like I’ll definitely make a pretty big impact on the field.” On preparing to play in the NFL: “The biggest thing is just working out, man. I got to stay at work. I’ve got some things to go through at the next level and I’m just going to put my best foot forward. First, put in the work and that’s what I’m going to continue to do.” On the part of his game he improved on this past season: “I feel like my technique. I feel like I got more detailed with my technique this season.” On the first thing he said to his parents after he was selected: “Everybody was just yelling and laughing, and nobody really said anything in particular. It was still a great moment seeing my name called and just to know it was a long time coming.” On what his greatest strengths are as a player and where he can improve: “I’m going to definitely try to go and watch some film is one thing I can let you know. Everyday I’m just working. My next step is just getting in touch with my teammates, getting in touch with my coaches just to see what I can learn right now. Just know that I’m going to be the most complete player I can be throughout this whole process.”
  10. For Immediate Release April 23, 2020 REDSKINS DRAFT DE CHASE YOUNG WITH NO. 2 OVERALL PICK LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins selected defensive end Chase Young in the first round (No. 2 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. Young (6-5, 265) played in 38 games at Ohio State from 2017-19 and recorded 99 tackles (69 solo), 42.5 tackles for loss, 30.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and eight passes defensed. As a junior in 2019, Young registered 16.5 sacks, which set the Ohio State single-season record and was the highest total in the nation. Young also led the nation in forced fumbles (seven). He was named a unanimous All-American and Heisman Trophy finalist, where he was the ninth defensive player out of 159 total finalists since 1982. Young was named both the Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy winners, which both are presented annually to college football’s top defensive players. He was additionally named to the 2019 College Football All-American Team and first-team All-Big Ten. Young, 21, attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., where he won the state football championship during his senior season. Young was named Washington Post’s all-metropolitan defensive player of the year and was included on the U.S. Army All-American and American Family Insurance All-US Football teams. He was born April 14, 1999. NOTES ON THE SELECTION OF DE CHASE YOUNG Young is the 485th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 32nd first-round selection in that time frame. He is the 63rd first-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936. Young’s selection marks the fourth straight year in which the Redskins have selected a defensive player with a first-round pick in the draft joining Montez Sweat (No. 26 overall in 2019), Jonathan Allen (No. 17 overall in 2017) and Daron Payne (No. 13 overall in 2018). This is the first time in team history the Redskins selected defensive players with a first-round pick selection in four consecutive drafts. Young is the 11th defensive player selected by the Redskins in the first round since 1999, joining CB Champ Bailey (1999), LB LaVar Arrington (2000), S Sean Taylor (2004), CB Carlos Rogers (2005), S LaRon Landry (2007), DE/LB Brian Orakpo (2009), LB Ryan Kerrigan (2011), DL Jonathan Allen (2017), DT Daron Payne (2018) and DE Montez Sweat (2019). Seven of the 10 defensive players selected by the Redskins in the first round in that time frame have earned at least one Pro Bowl selection during their career. Young’s selection marks the eighth time in the Common Draft era that the Redskins have selected a defensive lineman in the first round, joining Montez Sweat (2019), Daron Payne (2018), Jonathan Allen (2017), Ryan Kerrigan (2011), Brian Orakpo (2009, transitioned to linebacker in 2010), Kenard Lang (1997) and Bobby Wilson (1991). The Redskins also selected Tracy Rocker (1989, third round), Markus Koch (1986, second round), Bob Slater (1984, second round), Duncan McColl (1977, fourth round) and Bill Brundige (1970, second round) with the team’s first selections of each of the drafts listed. With the selections of Young, Sweat, Payne and Allen, the Redskins have now used first-round selections on defensive linemen in four consecutive drafts for the first time in the Common Draft era. Young is the 19th Ohio State product selected by the Redskins all-time, joining C Steve Andrako (1940), E Cy Souders (1945), B Vic Janowicz (1952), T Julius Wittman (1952), G George Rosso (1954), T Fran Machinsky (1956), T George Tolford (1961), G Mike Ingram (1961), B Dave Francis (1963), G Rod Foster (1963), FB Tom Barrington (1966), E Ron Sepic (1967), RB Rich Galbos (1973), T Henry Brown (1988), G Tim Moxley (1990), WR Evan Spencer (2015), QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. (2019) and WR Terry McLaurin (2019). Young’s selection marks the third time the franchise has drafted a player with the No. 2 overall pick in the Common Draft Era. The other two selections were LaVar Arrington (2000) and Robert Griffin III (2012). Young is the 19th player the Redskins have selected out of Ohio State. Ohio State has now produced the sixth-most draft selections in Redskins history, trailing only Notre Dame (34), USC (30), Alabama (26), Penn State (22) and Nebraska (20). In 2019, Young ranked No. 1 in the nation in tackles for loss per game (1.91), No. 1 in sacks (16.5) and sacks per game (1.50), No. 2 in forced fumbles (six) and No. 4 in total tackles for loss (21.0). Young joined Mike Vrabel as the only player in Ohio State history to post consecutive seasons with 10-plus sacks. Young was named the Big Ten’s Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year, Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten last season. Young holds the Ohio State single-season sack record with 16.5 in 2019. Young is No. 2 in school history in total sacks (30.5), trailing Mike Vrabel (36.0). Young played in only three seasons compared to Vrabel’s four.
  11. Since this Draft actually starts with the 3rd pick...