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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    i think most of us would love that, though almost seems too good to be true so I am skeptical it goes down. Another version of that is lets say there is a battle between SD, Miami, Carolina, Oakland for Tua and they make a deal with the Lions (assuming the Lions are willing) and then trade up one more spot with us. Why would they bother with the Lions and not us initially? Maybe the Lions say the are open to trading, the Redskins indicate otherwise because they want Young so that team trades with the Lions yet they don't feel 100% sure that the Redskins ultimately don't deal with another team to leapfrog over their #3 pick so they trade with the Redskins, too. Do I think that happens? no. but it would be to me another best case scenario.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    On the generational term, I got no problem with the term but I don't really care what label you put on a prospect one way or another. But that's me. When you got someone like Peter King who if I recall has covered the NFL since the 80s call Young a generational player, among other long timers, I think it legitimizes the term for whomever wants to use it. They've seen and covered guys like Lawrence Taylor, Peppers, etc. The way I take the meaning of generational player is at some point we'd recall that player as a special player who was dominant during their generation when they played. To say that Young has that kind of potential to me seems fine. For those who say you are putting the cart before the horse -- that's true too, clearly any player is all potential before they start playing in the NFL. On another note, Finlay was just on saying he gets the impression (he didn't elaborate as to how he knows) that if not Young he believes they love Okudah and really want a shut down corner. He believes though they don't trade down, he says scouts (though he didn't say scouts for which team, I am presuming Redskins but he didn't specify) tell him Young is highest ranked player. Finlay kept going, sounds like he wasn't referring to Redskins scouts there.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    In theory, I agree. I think I might have even been the first person on the board to specifically say I wouldn't trade down if we got an offer for Young if we had him at that pick -- if I recall I said that in the middle of the Wisconsin game. Yet, I am not in the camp that there is no price that I wouldn't trade the pick for. I got no itch to sell. I've put as much pro Chase Young content here as anyone else. But if I get offered something (emphasis on ridiculous) ridiculous, I'd at least consider it as long as I am still picking in the top 5. For the survey below, I'd be in the 2nd category, I'd ask for the moon.
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    Welcome to the Redskins Chase Young DE Ohio State

    This point from Strahan to me applies to our team, too IMO. From what I've heard, Chase Young beyond being a great player is also a boisterous locker room guy -- extroverted, outgoing. I've watched a couple of Redskins camps, and its not hard to see we got some really quiet dudes on defense. I know the media likes to tout Jonathan Allen because he gives them an occasional angry style sound bite but watching him in camp he struck me as a quiet dude who mostly keeps to himself and certainly is not vocal. Ditto Payne, Kerrigan, Ioannidis. Holcomb, Hamilton, etc quiet dudes. I don't think it was an accident that the last time we had a good defense, Fletcher was in the mix. Fletcher would rally the troops. I don't know if Young is a rally the troops guy but I think if he's a dominant player, his play will be contagious. And I do think that defense could use a dog type and an outgoing-extrovert to liven up that unit. “Defense is where I struggle, because there are times I’m watching, and I’m going, Wow, this is pretty bad. We don’t have a playmaker, per se, on defense, and that’s been a little disheartening. Where’s the guy who inspires everybody to play better? “Front-office wise, I don’t know what their plan is. I mean, we got rid of Jackrabbit, traded Snacks, got rid of Odell Beckham Jr. We got rid of a lot of guys who were opinionated, but you’ve got to have a soul to your team. Can’t have a bunch of nice guys and win. It doesn’t work. We need to find some dogs.” Chase Young growing into leadership role at Ohio State, coaches and teammates say With Young having NFL potential — pretty high potential, mind you — his skills are more than enough to warrant him as one of the leaders on Ohio State’s defense. But in Columbus, there’s a bit of a standard when it comes to being a leader — one that Young has now embraced. “The guys like him,” Ryan Day said, according to the Miami Herald. “He has a happy-go-lucky personality. I see more seriousness now. I think he knows this is his time to step up and be a leader.” Young has led by example in his first two seasons with the Buckeyes. Last season, he tallied 9.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss, more than doubling his totals from his freshman campaign. Now, with an even bigger role, more is expected from the talented defensive end. His attitude off the field are beginning to match his actions on it. Linebacker Pete Werner says Young has become a guy who fires up his teammates each and every week. “He’s awesome,” Werner said. “He gets me pumped up. As far as taking a leadership role he’s made big steps. He’s that guy now on the team that everybody is going to learn from.” https://saturdaytradition.com/ohio-state-football/chase-young-growing-into-leadership-role-at-ohio-state-coaches-and-teammates-say/
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    If Mims is that fast color me intrigued. And some info below on Breeland who @stevemcqueen1 has referred to. https://www.profootballnetwork.com/latest-nfl-news-and-rumors-from-mobile-at-the-2020-senior-bowl/ Baylor WR Denzel Mims could run into Day 2 of the NFL Draft Denzel Mims was one of three receivers I raved about all week on podcasts and on Twitter, and scouts agree that the Baylor wideout helped himself. Teams were impressed with the way he separated with his hands as well as the speed he showed during practice. If he runs well at the combine, Mims will jump into the second day of the draft and may slide into the top 60 picks. I’ve reported in the past that the Baylor senior is expected to time in the low 4.4s and could even break into the 4.3s during predraft workouts. Florida WR Van Jefferson impressed scouts The other wideout receiving rave reviews is Van Jefferson of Florida. Like Mims, scouts were impressed with the way Jefferson separated from opponents and caught the ball. They believe Jefferson could move into the second day of the draft if he runs fast prior to the event. While I’ve had Jefferson graded as a draftable prospect going back to his Mississippi days, on film he comes across as a low 4.5/high 4.4-second athlete. This doesn’t mean he won’t produce at the next level; it just means he won’t be selected early in the draft. Several players – big and small – make their presence known Small-school blocker Ben Bartch of St John’s-Minnesota came away a big winner as well. Though there were a few bumps in the road during the week, Bartch held up well, showed good strength and blocked with proper fundamentals. Right now, several teams grade Bartch as a top-100 selection. Kyle Dugger of Lenoir-Rhyne and Jeremy Chinn of Southern Illinois were two small-school safeties who left Mobile in better shape than when they arrived. There is some concern that Chinn won’t test that well at the Combine or pro-day workouts. Teams gushed over Utah’s Bradlee Anae and were really impressed with his athleticism and pass-rushing skill. For what it’s worth, some scouts are worried about his arm length, which measured 31 7/8 inches. Which draft prospects are on the outside looking in at the NFL Combine? While the official list of NFL Combine invitations won’t be released for a few weeks, the talk during Shrine and Senior Bowl weeks focused on the seniors who are on the outside looking in and may not end up in Indianapolis. Some of the bigger names include Aaron Parker of Rhode Island, Carlos Davis of Nebraska and Kelly Bryant of Missouri. Unless things have changed from last week, quarterbacks Shea Patterson of Michigan and Malcolm Perry of Navy could also be on the outside looking in when the Combine begins. There is a chance that each receives an invitation by week’s end. Good news regarding Oregon TE Jake Breeland Finally, there’s good news surrounding Jake Breeland, the tight end from Oregon. The senior, graded as a street free agent before the season began, was off to a great start until a knee injury cut his year short in mid-October. While Breeland will not be able to work out prior to the draft, I’m told he suffered a clean tear and will be ready to go by summer camp. Likely to end up in the late rounds, Breeland could be one of the steals of the draft at tight end once he gets back to full health.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I like Harrison Bryant as much as anyone or at least I thought so until reading that below. IMO he's not though the next Kittle and I think he's an average blocker as opposed to a good blocker as its said there. https://www.rotoworld.com/college-football/cfb/player-news/headlines/9517811?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter HARRISON BRYANTTE, FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS An unnamed scout told ESPN writers at last week's Reese's Senior Bowl that FAU TE Harrison Bryant has the potential to be "George Kittle 2.0" at the next level. Bryant (6'4/242) may not be a high-profile draft prospect in the eyes of those who focus on the players from power conference programs, but his name is well-known among NFL scouts. And one believes that he could potentially have an impact in the NFL similar to that of Kittle, the 49ers standout. "You can spread him out. He's good at route running, pass catching and blocking," the scout, who was also complimentary of Bryant's ability as a blocker, told ESPN writers. "Put him in the right situation and he can be explosive. He's really polished." Bryant caught 65 passes for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019 for the Conference USA champion Owls. He's projected to be a Day 2 selection in this spring's draft. SOURCE: ESPN.com Jan 28, 2020, 4:31 PM ET
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    What Offer Would Change Your Mind on Trading Down???

    My instinct isn't to trade down. But following the Dolphins part of the method to the madness according to some of their beat guys have been to accumulate picks in part to offer a ridiculously good deal if need be to land their target. So lets say the Dolphins offered their first two #1's and #2 and next year's #1, I'd do it. Having said that I doubt the Dolphins would offer that much. But if they grossly overpaid, I'd do it. On talk radio for example Paulsen said he's not an advocate of trading but if the Dolphins offered two of their first round picks, that would be hard to resist -- I don't get that, I'd easily resist that. It would be a hard no for me. But three #1's and a #2, I might pull the trigger. So basically the RG3 deal but a little better than the RG3 deal because two of the first round picks come immediately versus it being spread over 3 years.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU In the seven days since last week’s mock draft, Burrow did not quit football to join the circus. He’ll remain the pick for the Bengals unless that happens. 2. Washington: Chase Young, DE, Ohio State The reason for Young going second is similar to Burrow. But wouldn’t it be sort of fun to speculate Washington moving down to a team desperate for Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa? With the Dolphins and Chargers picking back-to-back inside the top 10, Washington could try to drum up trade interest. Still, passing on Young is hard to fathom. 3. Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State The Lions couldn’t go wrong picking Okudah, Auburn’s Derrick Brown, or Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons. Okudah is a lockdown cornerback who could accelerate Darius Slay’s departure from Detroit. 4. New York Giants: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia Go down the checklist for New York: The Giants have a young franchise quarterback in Daniel Jones. This is a very good draft for offensive tackles. The Giants have a bad offensive line. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman adores “hog mollies.” Sometimes you don’t have to complicate things in a mock draft. 5. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama While he was at the Senior Bowl last week, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier stressed the importance of intangibles in a quarterback. If any quarterback in this draft defines that undefinable trait it is Tagovailoa. The best thing for the Alabama quarterback, and the Dolphins, is that he can sit behind Ryan Fitzpatrick for a season and get healthy. 6. Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon While rumors about Philip Rivers continue to persist, the Chargers should take Herbert even if the veteran returns to LA. With the right development, Herbert has all the makings of a franchise quarterback. 7. Carolina Panthers: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn Vernon Butler has been a disappointment, and the Panthers should let him walk in free agency. Gerald McCoy is a free agent as well. That could leave Carolina in the tough spot of needing yet another new running partner for Kawann Short inside. Brown could conceivably go as high as the third pick, so there’s some value at No. 7. 8. Arizona Cardinals: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama Somebody please block for Kyler Murray. He is one of this country’s national treasures. Imagine him making a jump in his development like Lamar Jackson did this season. Murray has the natural talent to do it, but he needs a lot of help around him. 9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa One of these days the Jaguars will get their offensive line fully fixed, right? Wirfs is an athletic blocker with bad intentions on the field. In any other year when the draft is lighter at the position, he could be a top-five pick. 10. Cleveland Browns: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville After nearly a month, the Cleveland Browns finally have a new general manager: Andrew Berry. Now the question becomes whether or not he’ll hold at No. 10 or trade back. Regardless, the Browns need to come out of the first round with an offensive tackle. Becton is a hot name who could help bolster Cleveland’s rushing attack. 11. New York Jets: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma The fit of Lamb in New York’s offense is a good one, especially if the Jets let Robby Anderson walk in free agency. Lamb averaged an unreal 21.4 yards per catch last season, and he would be a nice deep-ball threat for Sam Darnold. 12. Las Vegas Raiders: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson This is a “run to the podium” pick for the Raiders. If the Giants pass on Simmons at No. 4, there’s an outside chance he could slip this far. Anyone is an upgrade over Vontaze Burfict at this point for the Raiders, and Simmons is as good as advertised. 13. Indianapolis Colts: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama The most natural comparison for Jeudy is former Colts legend Marvin Harrison. Like Harrison, Jeudy isn’t a flashy, super speed receiver, nor is he a big-body jump-ball guy. He’s just smooth and smart with his routes and has exceptional hands.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I am somewhat in between the two points of take Chase Young versus trade down. My instinct isn't to find any excuse to trade down. But if I get some wild drunken type offer from Miami, I'd do it. At the very least, I'd solicit offers and try to get a bidding war going. Tough for me to see though any deal worth doing that doesn't involve the Dolphins because for me staying in the top 5 is key. And as if I recall @stevemcqueen1 said previously you might be able to trade down twice, with Herbert in the mix, too. I love Chase Young and he's by far my favorite player in the draft but if we get a stupidly good deal for him, I'd likely do it. https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-dolphins-senior-bowl-thursday-20200123-y6odnyx77jenpfa56t6zip3g6a-story.html The Dolphins have three months until the draft begins April 23 in Las Vegas to decide whether trading up from their current position is the best course of action to land a player they covet for their future. Many around the NFL believe such action will be needed to land injured Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who could be the first player drafted after LSU standout quarterback Joe Burrow and Ohio State star edge rusher Chase Young. And the Dolphins surely are equipped to make a move, owning 14 picks in 2020, including three first-rounders and six total among the first 70 selections. Miami also has two picks in the first and second rounds of the 2021 draft that could also come into play. “I think every team is monitoring what’s going on around the league,” Grier said Wednesday at the Senior Bowl about keeping tabs on other teams thinking about entering the Top 5. “I think it works both ways because there’s a lot of misinformation going out," he said. "Teams are always trying to probe what you’re looking for. There’s a balance to it, but at the end of the day, no one is tipping their hands right now probably right until draft day. Teams are always talking. Agents talk to people and stuff, too, which unfortunately you don’t know who’s telling the truth at all times.” The Dolphins sit behind the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions and New York Giants in the first round.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    "I will tell you right now, I have somebody who is at the Senior Bowl who told me, flat out: the Washington Redskins could remake their franchise, this year, by dealing the second pick in the draft," King said Tuesday on the Redskins Talk podcast. The whole world believes Cincinnati will take LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick. That means Washington with the second pick has a ton of options. The team could select Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, a player many scouts think is the best player in the draft. There will also be a lot of interest in other young quarterbacks like Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon QB Justin Herbert. "I think we all believe Joe Burrow goes No. 1 to the Bengals," King said. "Now, it isn't just Tua [Tagovailoa] who is there at No. 2. It's also some people that are going to say, ‘I love this Justin Herbert.' Imagine, you got Tua, Herbert, and Chase Young sitting there at No. 2. Just imagine how much leverage you might have." The package of picks the Redskins could possibly get by trading down could be insane, a similar haul to what Washington gave up to move into the No. 2 overall spot to select Robert Griffin III in 2012. Washington has plenty of needs, it doesn't require a football expert to see that. The team is coming off a 3-13 season and has obvious holes on the offensive line and cornerback and a slew of other positions. Young is a beast, but if the Redskins can stack up a number of first-round picks, does Young outweigh adding two, or even three, impact players? Those will be the questions Ron Rivera and Kyle Smith have to answer during the next few months leading up to April's draft. It's a good problem to have. "I think Washington is in an incredibly good situation," King said. "Either they get a generational pass rusher, or they end up getting three ones out of it." https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/peter-king-redskins-could-remake-their-franchise-trading-no-2-pick
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    Welcome to the Redskins Chase Young DE Ohio State

    I think Washington is in an incredibly good situation," King said. "Either they get a generational pass rusher, or they end up getting three ones out of it." https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/peter-king-redskins-could-remake-their-franchise-trading-no-2-pick
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    The Philosophy Thread: HC First, GM/FO First, or does it matter?

    During an interview with the Redskins Talk podcast in Miami at Super Bowl LIV, NBC Sports' Peter King reflected on the conclusion of Allen's time in charge of Washington. "I'm not saying I was surprised Daniel Snyder got rid of one of his best friends in the world in Bruce Allen, but it was long overdue," the respected football mind told JP Finlay and Brian Mitchell. "It was ridiculous that he continued to hold that job," King added. "Just ridiculous." As King mentioned, Allen and Snyder were close. Very close. That's one of the main reasons Allen stayed on as team president, even as the Burgundy and Gold continued to lose both games and supporters in the stands. According to King, though (and anyone possessing a decent amount of logic), a few seasons of failure in the NFL means turnover in the front office should be coming. Yet that wasn't the case with the Redskins, as Allen continued in his role even as evidence mounted that a change was needed. "I think any person in football understands that if you go through three or four very lean years, not only are you in danger of losing your job, you probably should lose your job," King said. "But in Washington, it was 10 years. And you say, 'Why in the world? Is there an adult in the room here?' And there wasn't." To Snyder's credit, he did finally dismiss Allen and seems to have, for now at least, completely turned the Redskins over to Ron Rivera since that decision. Rivera has totally changed the organization's power structure already despite being head coach for less than a month, and King is optimistic of where things are going. "I like Ron Rivera, I think he's a good coach, I think he commands the room well," King told Redskins Talk. Command in the room, the building and over the Redskins as a whole has been missing for quite some time now. With Allen out and Rivera in, perhaps that key quality will finally return, along with consistency and winning.'
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Round 1, Pick 2: Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State Chase Young is the best player in the class, and in my opinion, is the best player since Myles Garrett, who came out in the 2017 NFL Draft. I listed EDGE as a Tier 2 need for the Redskins, but above all I else, I listed their top need as talent, and Young is the most talented player in the 2020 NFL Draft class. He is an elite athlete for the position, displayed a refined pass rush skill set, and was also the most productive pass rusher in college football this season. So not only does Young have the potential to be a perennial All-Pro, but he’s also proven himself with elite production in college. The Redskins have spent a fair amount of their draft capital on the defensive line over the past few seasons, spending two first-round picks and three second-round picks in the past three drafts. However, the San Francisco 49ers have been the best defense in the NFL this year, and that unit is lead by the top defensive line in the NFL, which happens to have four first-round picks on it. The Redskins spent last year’s second-round pick and this year’s second-round pick to move up and select Mississippi State defensive end Sweat, a player many believed had the upside to be a top edge defender in the NFL. Also on the roster is franchise staple Ryan Kerrigan, but Kerrigan is coming off the least productive season of his career. Even with this talent and depth, Young is not the type of player you just pass up on. The Redskins could look to move back in the first round and add more draft capital, but if they stay at #2, expect them to take Young. This was the easiest selection of this Redskins 7-round mock draft. Round 3, Pick 66: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame The Redskins’ biggest positional need is tight end. I was initially expecting to select Dayton’s Adam Trautman because I had assumed Kmet would not be available. However, Trautman ended up being the first tight end drafted, and it caused Kmet to be available. Both are likely the top two tight ends in the draft class, and the Redskins would be lucky to have either available when they’re selecting early in the third round.... Round 4, Pick 105: K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State The Redskins already added one piece to the passing offense in Cole Kmet, so why not add another that has some familiarity with the current team? K.J. Hill was the teammate of Haskins and superstar receiver Terry McLaurin at Ohio State University. In fact, Haskins has already proclaimed his support for the Redskins to draft Hill. The Redskins should look to add a talented receiver on Day 3, just to add some more capable bodies at the receiver position. Hill’s skill set fits in well with what the Redskins are lacking in their receiving group. Hill doesn’t possess an elite NFL ceiling. Of the three Redskins receivers that were rookies last year, I’d say he probably has a lower ceiling than all of them. He isn’t big and has just average athletic ability. However, similar to McLaurin, Hill is already a polished route runner. He creates separation consistently, and his hands are excellent. Hill is also strong after the catch and would work well as an underneath option while McLaurin pushes vertically and Kelvin Harmon works the intermediate zone. Hill would also allow Scott Turner to utilize Steven Sims Jr. in ways other than just out of the slot. Hill would be an excellent addition to the receiving corps, and adding talent around Haskins is the easiest way to help him be successful. Round 4, Pick 141: Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State With Trent Williams’ future with the Redskins in doubt, the Redskins should leave the 2020 NFL Draft with a tackle that has a chance at developing into a starter. They get that in SC State’s Alex Taylor. Taylor was at last week’s Reese’s Senior Bowl and was maybe the most impressive physical specimen there. Taylor measured in at 6’8, 308 pounds, with a ridiculous 88-inch wingspan. His length is elite and could be a tool he uses to become one of the top tackles in the NFL. However, there are negatives with his frame. At 308, Taylor would be lean for someone who’s 6’4. Being 6’8, there are some real issues with his lower body. ... Round 5, Pick 148: Antonio Gibson, RB/WR, Memphis Antonio Gibson was listed as a WR at Memphis but practiced with the running backs at the Senior Bowl. So my guess is that NFL teams prefer him as a running back. Thus, I’m labeling him a “RB/WR”. If you couldn’t tell from the last three picks, the Redskins need talent everywhere. I feel that running back is maybe the most volatile position on the roster. They could potentially have a guy in Derrius Guice who, if fully healthy, becomes one of the top 5-10 running backs in the NFL. However, he has not shown the ability to stay healthy thus far in his NFL career. The Redskins have paired Guice with NFL legend Adrian Peterson, who has done an excellent job filling in as the team’s lead back when they need him, even though Peterson is 34, playing a position not known for longevity. They’ve leaned on Chris Thompson to be their go-to receiving threat out of the backfield, but he has struggled to stay healthy and his contract is up this offseason. With the firing of Jay Gruden, it’s hard to imagine a future with Thompson in a Redskins uniform. Fans hope that Bryce Love can be the heir apparent to Thompson, but Love caught less than 50 passes in his four-year career at Stanford, so I’m not sure we should expect him to be a direct replacement for Thompson. Enter: Gibson. As I said early, Gibson is a bit of a hybrid. In his career at Memphis he had more receptions than he did rushes. Even though he was used as both a rusher and receiver, Gibson only touched the ball 77 total times in his career at Memphis. In those 77 touches, he was able to score 14 times. That’s a touchdown every 5.5 touches. Ridiculous production. Gibson could fill that hole that Chris Thompson is expected to leave behind, and if Derrius Guice continues to be unable to stay healthy, Gibson would fit perfectly in the Christian McCaffrey role for Scott Turner. He’s arguably my favorite fit in this Redskins 7-round mock draft. Sure, agree. The reason why I posted that one wasn't thinking about us signing him but what it means to the Chargers as for angling for a QB. Judging by buzz it seems like they are focused on Herbert falling to 36 but if so wonder if they feel desperate and trade up into the top 5.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Late round type, I got to look into . QB JOE BURROW, LSU January 20, 2020 Rank: 1st Burrow's 2019 season earned the single best overall grade we've ever given to a quarterback. I'm not even sure the grades do him justice at this point, as he put it up against arguably the toughest slate of defenses any quarterback in the country had to face. 2. EDGE CHASE YOUNG, OHIO STATE January 20, 2020 Rank: 2nd Young is the top non-QB and that isn't changing any time soon. He shattered the PFF single-season pass-rushing record despite opposing teams game-planning for him. 3. QB TUA TAGOVAILOA*, ALABAMA January 20, 2020 Rank: 3rd The asterisk will stay next to Tagovailoa's name until we know he's been given a clean bill of health. However, we'll stick with the on-field eval for Tagovailoa in the meantime, as the tape shows a true franchise QB prospect. 4. CB JEFFREY OKUDAH, OHIO STATE January 20, 2020 Rank: 4th Okudah ticks the boxes for size (6-foot-1, 200 pounds), length, athleticism and production. He allowed a passer rating of 45.3 on throws into his coverage last season. 5. WR CEEDEE LAMB, OKLAHOMA January 20, 2020 Rank: 5th Lamb took the reins of the top WR position in Oklahoma this year and didn't disappoint. He was on another level after the catch where he broke 26 tackles on only 62 catches. 6. WR JERRY JEUDY, ALABAMA January 20, 2020 Rank: 6th Jeudy lulled everyone to sleep with a ho-hum regular season then reminded everyone how special he is in Alabama's bowl win over Michigan. He went for 200-plus yards in that game and showed his freakish blend of speed and route running. 7. LB ISAIAH SIMMONS, CLEMSON January 20, 2020 Rank: 7th It's cliché to say a player can “do it all,” but Simmons quite literally did it all for the Clemson defense throughout his career. Simmons earned a career coverage grade of 93.0, despite lining up everywhere over the middle of the field. 8. T ANDREW THOMAS, GEORGIA January 20, 2020 Rank: 8th Thomas is the rare college offensive lineman who stepped onto the field as a true freshman and played high-level football. He earned a 76.7 pass-blocking grade that season and has seen his grade improve every year since. 9. T JEDRICK WILLS JR., ALABAMA January 20, 2020 Rank: 9th It's difficult to talk about Wills without gushing over how explosive he is. In a tackle class full of freak athletes, he may be the freakiest. His 12 big-time blocks in the run game this year were the most of any tackle in the class. 10. CB KRISTIAN FULTON, LSU January 20, 2020 Rank: 10th Fulton has been the highest-graded cornerback in SEC play in each of the past two seasons. I don't care if he doesn't have the freakiest tools, you can't fake production like that in the best college football conference. 11. DI DERRICK BROWN, AUBURN January 20, 2020 Rank: 11th College football players are not supposed to be as strong as Brown. I've never seen someone lift so many opposing offensive linemen up in the air in my life. He put it all together as a pass-rusher this season and earned a 90.4 grade in that regard. 12. DI JAVON KINLAW, SOUTH CAROLINA January 20, 2020 Rank: 12th Kinlaw only cemented our belief that he is one of the top prospects in the draft in his day and a half at the Senior Bowl. He had the single most impressive pass-rushing rep of the week when he treated Clemson guard John Simpson like a speed bump on day one. 13. T TRISTAN WIRFS, IOWA January 20, 2020 Rank: 13th Wirfs quietly took his game to another level this season and even improved as the season went along. He allowed only one pressure over his final seven games. 14. EDGE A.J. EPENESA, IOWA January 20, 2020 Rank: 14th Epenesa dominated college football from the time he stepped foot on the field as a freshman. His 91.5 career pass-rushing grade is one of the highest of any edge prospect in the class. 15. WR LAVISKA SHENAULT, COLORADO January 20, 2020 Rank: 15th Shenault's combination of size, explosiveness and after-the-catch ability is unrivaled in the class. He's not a polished product by any means, but he's got special tools that you can't teach. 16. T JOSH JONES, HOUSTON January 20, 2020 Rank: 18th Jones was quite clearly the best offensive tackle in attendance at the Senior Bowl. He finished the week winning over half of his reps in the one-on-ones and had the highest win rate of any offensive tackle in attendance. For a supposed project, Jones is already very advanced. 17. EDGE CURTIS WEAVER, BOISE STATE
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Stating the obvious but IMO it would be malpractice to skip TE in the draft again. I think they need one both in FA AND the draft. And the more I dive into this group, its better IMO than I originally thought it was.
  17. Pro Football Focus urges Redskins to sign CB Darqueze Dennard this offsesaon Zachary Neel 16 seconds ago The Washington Redskins have been tabbed to look at a number of free agents this offseason that could potentially be brought into the franchise and help lift up the team to new heights in the future. Of the players that we’ve talked in depth about in the past few weeks, many are tight ends, linebackers, offensive lineman, wide receivers, or backup quarterbacks. Now, Pro Football Focus is tabbing the Redskins to seek out a cornerback who may be under the radar when it comes to the free agency market. They want Washington to try and sign Darqueze Dennard, from the Cincinnati Bengals. Dennard was drafted by the Bengals in 2014, and he’s spent his entire career in Cincinnati. Dennard could line up opposite Quinton Dunbar and help to shore up the Redskins secondary and help the defense improve to aid the offense on their hopeful path to success. https://redskinswire.usatoday.com/2020/01/27/pff-darqueze-dennard-redskins-free-agent-target/
  18. Skinsinparadise

    Welcome to the Redskins Chase Young DE Ohio State

    Breer this morning https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/01/27/super-bowl-liv-49ers-chiefs-kobe-bryant-eli-manning-mmqb?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=themmqb The more I think of the Redskins and the second pick in the draft, the more I think of the Niners. Like San Francisco last year, if they keep everyone, Washington will go into April with four former first-round picks on its defensive front (Ryan Kerrigan, Jonathan Allen, Da’Ron Payne, Montez Sweat), which might cause some to think, That’s not a need. And if the Niners had operated like that, maybe they’d have considered passing on Nick Bosa. I know they’re glad they didn’t. Likewise, I’m pretty sure the Redskins would be pleased with what Chase Young would bring to their front, and the effect he’d have on the guys around him.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Breer this morning https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/01/27/super-bowl-liv-49ers-chiefs-kobe-bryant-eli-manning-mmqb?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=themmqb The more I think of the Redskins and the second pick in the draft, the more I think of the Niners. Like San Francisco last year, if they keep everyone, Washington will go into April with four former first-round picks on its defensive front (Ryan Kerrigan, Jonathan Allen, Da’Ron Payne, Montez Sweat), which might cause some to think, That’s not a need. And if the Niners had operated like that, maybe they’d have considered passing on Nick Bosa. I know they’re glad they didn’t. Likewise, I’m pretty sure the Redskins would be pleased with what Chase Young would bring to their front, and the effect he’d have on the guys around him. 3. Scouts are very much warming up to the tailback class on the horizon. There’s not an Adrian Peterson or a Saquon Barkley, and there were a couple who surprisingly returned to school (Clemson’s Travis Etienne, Alabama’s Najee Harris). But there will likely be value to be had in the second and third rounds, with talents like Ohio State’s JK Dobbins, Georgia’s D’Andre Swift and Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor.
  20. Skinsinparadise

    Welcome to the Redskins Chase Young DE Ohio State

    Donald didn't have that kind of hype hence his drop in the draft but yeah once he got going in the NFL he got plenty of hype. Yeah I'd say probably Miller. He's got more hype than both Bosas. I think slightly more than Clowney. My top 10 would be. 1. Chase Young 2. Joe Burrow 3. Isaiah Simmons 4. Jeffrey Okudah 5. Tua (only this far down because of health 6. Derrick Brown 7. Ceedee Lamb 8. Jerry Jeudy 9. Javon Kinlaw 10. Andrew Thomas
  21. Skinsinparadise

    Welcome to the Redskins Chase Young DE Ohio State

    They seemed to have some kind of relationship with Bruce I am guessing. I recall years back they wrote that the Redskins drafts are often underrated because the Redskins staff doesn't bother spinning it to draft geeks (unlike others) then they seemed to imply the Redskins staff made an exception on that front to them. So I gather they have a soft spot for Bruce. Walter Football has gotten some rumor stuff right about the Redskins over the years including them loving Daron Payne and they got another nugget but it's escaping me which one. It wouldn't shock me that Bruce in order to look like he's with it in that building would read Walterfootball's summaries because unlike the others they tend to get deeper into the draft (up to round 4) and they do it earlier in the process than the others. For me personally, I am not a big Walterfootball guy as to their takes but I do like their rumors page. Dane Brugler has the most detailed draft analysis ultimately, he puts a lot of information on each player but he doesn't do it until about a month before the draft. PFF gets into a lot of detail. As for who I trust the most as to their assessments -- it would probably be Jon Ledyard (who doesn't really though do it anymore) and Daniel Jeremiah. Bob McGinn puts out something close to the draft that quotes 5 scouts who currently work for teams (quoted anonymously) on each major player. That to me is the best one. If I recall McGinn's scout fueled top 100 predraft ended up the most accurate last year as to the match of what happened on draft day.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    1) Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB LSU The Bengals waste no time securing Andy Dalton’s successor with the first pick. Burrow showed remarkable poise, pocket presence, and leadership in the National Championship against Clemson, showcasing proper decision-making, elite pocket awareness, and stellar improvisational skills. Burrow was consistent all season long, didn’t flinch when faced with adversity, and delivered on the biggest stage in college football. The Bengals certainly need to address the porous offensive line via free agency or in the draft, but it’s a no-brainer pick at 1.1 for head coach Zac Taylor to develop the best quarterback in the draft. 2) Washington Redskins: Chase Young, DE Ohio State Washington already has enough young cornerstones in place to contend for the best defensive line in football next season. Adding Young to a unit that already includes Jonathan Allen, Matt Ioannidis, Da’Ron Payne, and Montez Sweat would make them downright dominant. Bolstering an already formidable stable of pass rushers will also help to eliminate some of the big plays that plagued the Washington secondary. 3) Detroit Lions: Jeffrey Okudah, CB Ohio State The Lions need to improve on the back end. With top cornerback Darius Slay’s name being mentioned in trade rumors around the late October trade deadline, his return is far from a guarantee. Lapses in coverage were a big factor in the 2019 Lions squandering several close games. The downfield vulnerability is especially concerning, considering the Lions face the likes of Davante Adams, Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, and Allen Robinson twice a year. Okudah (6’1″, 200) gives them phenomenal length on the perimeter, and his physicality and elite ball skills should eliminate many of the big plays downfield. He has perennial All-Pro potential. 4) New York Giants: Andrew Thomas, OT Georgia Selecting Thomas, arguably one of the safest prospects in the draft would seem like a no-brainer here for the Giants. The G-men have struggled mightily to field a competent offensive line in recent years. Thomas gives the Giants what they thought they were getting in free agency with Nate Solder in 2018, and will be an instant plug-and-play as a rookie. 5) Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, QB Alabama Due to his gruesome season-ending hip injury sustained in November, I assumed that Tagovailoa would return to Alabama next season. Of course, Tua decided to enter the NFL Draft, and sentiment around his rehab and recovery process is good. Tagovailoa is dynamic talent and a proven winner that will almost assuredly be taken no later than pick No. 5 and could go as high as No. 2 overall in a trade-up. Tua will come to the Dolphins with the expectation of taking Miami to new heights. His mobility, improvisational skills, and deep-ball accuracy should enable him to do just that. https://www.profootballnetwork.com/2020-nfl-mock-draft-2-0-will-there-be-a-shakeup-in-the-top-15/