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2020 Mock Drafts: Tracking The Redskins' Selections Beyond The First Round

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For months, draft experts have tried to predict who the Washington Redskins will choose with the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. All but a few have settled on Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young, though some believe trading back remains the best option.

But with less than two weeks until the three-day event, which kicks off April 23, it's time to start talking about the Redskins' other six selections. Here's who draft pundits have them going after:

  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "Mr. Young is aptly named. He is going to chase NFL quarterbacks for the next decade-plus."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): T Matt Peart (Connecticut)
  • Round 4 (108th overall): Bryan Edwards (South Carolina)
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): CB Parnell Motley (Oklahoma)
  • Round 5 (162nd overall): TE Stephen Sullivan (LSU)
  • Round 7 (216th overall): S Chris Williamson (Minnesota)
  • Round 7 (229th overall): EDGE Sean Adesanya (Central Michigan)
  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "He pairs an elite physical profile with dominant production. He's got a big frame and is a plus athlete for the position. He's also well developed in his pass rush technique, using quick and efficient hands to keep his body clean. Young's biggest strength is his ability to burst off the line of scrimmage. He has rare explosiveness and is consistently in the backfield before tackles can even get a hand on them."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): T Prince Tega Wanogho (Auburn)

Analysis: "Prince Tega Wanogho is a physical specimen at 6'5" and 308 pounds, and he's also a solid athlete for his size. His feet are quick and nimble, and it makes him a very efficient pass protector. He possesses long arms, which helps him shield from defenders. On top of his ability in pass protection, Wanogho is also a very strong run blocker. He's explosive and possesses excellent play strength. His upside is that of a top-10 left tackle, and I believe he has a strong floor as well. Wanogho is a second-round talent that could be on the board when the Redskins are picking in the beginning of the third round."

  • Round 4 (108th overall): CB Bryce Hall (Virginia)
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): TE Hunter Bryant (Washington)
  • Round 5 (162nd overall): WR Gabriel Davis (UCF)
  • Round 7 (216th overall): T Trey Adams (Washington)
  • Round 7 (229th overall): CB Harrison Hand (Temple)
  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "Chase Young is the best pure talent in this draft, making him a common-sense selection."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): WR Chase Claypool (Notre Dame)
  • Round 4 (108th overall): TE Brycen Hopkins (Purdue)
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): CB Dane Jackson (Pittsburgh)
  • Round 5 (163nd overall): OT Alex Taylor (South Carolina State)
  • Round 7 (216th overall): S Antoine Brooks Jr. (Maryland)
  • Round 7 (229th overall): OL Cohl Cabral (Arizona State)
  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "From talking to former coaches and people close to Young, he's not satisfied with just owning the single sack record (16.5) at Ohio State — you know, where Joey and Nick Bosa once played — and he not only wants to be great, he puts the work into to do so. He played in a 4-3 scheme for the Buckeyes, and I think he can be a star working with Rivera, defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio and defensive line coach Sam Mills III, in addition to players like Thomas Davis Sr., Ryan Kerrigan, Jonathan Allen, Jon Bostic and Landon Collins. There is an abundance of leadership on this roster to continue to push and demand the most out of Young."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): TE Adam Trautman (Dayton)

Analysis: "Trautman has always played up to his competition or the demands of the coaching staff. He did so at the Senior Bowl when questions were raised about his level of competition at Dayton and the FCS level and again at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, which is why his stock rose the way it did. He has the attitude and the kind of work ethic that this coaching staff is looking for. And especially for an old-school coach like Rivera, hearing a tight end say his favorite thing to do is provide a "kick-ass" block to open his teammate up for the big play had to tug at his heartstrings."

  • Round 4 (108th overall): T Hakeem Adeniji (Kansas)
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): WR  Antonio Gandy-Golden (Liberty)
  • Round 5 (162nd overall): S Kenny Robinson Jr. (XFL - St. Louis Battlehawks)
  • Round 7 (216th overall): WR Quez Watkins (Southern Miss)
  • Round 7 (229th overall): CB Lamar Jackson (Nebraska)
  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "Sometimes, the thing I tell people is don't try to be the smartest person in the room — don't try to out-think the room. I'm sorry, we're sitting at No. 2, and we're going to draft the best player in the draft. I love Joe Burrow, but when it comes to talent, he's not Chase Young. We have to take Chase Young. Look at what the (San Francisco) 49ers did, they had a lot of d-linemen on their team that they'd just drafted with first-round picks, but instead, they still took (Nick) Bosa. He unlocked everybody."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): S Jeremy Chin (Southern Illinois)

Analysis: "Small school guy, I just think he brings a lot to the table. He's a huge kid, too, and he can actually get out there and run. And if you pair him up with Sean Davis and Landon Collins and the rest of those guys and has the chance to learn from those guys, I think you have a star safety for a lot of years to come."

  • Round 4 (108th overall): T Ezra Cleveland (Boise State)
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): S Kenny Robinson Jr. (XFL - St. Louis Battlehawks)
  • Round 5 (162nd overall): TE Devin Asiasi (UCLA)
  • Round 7 (216th overall): T Ben Bartch (St. John's (Minnesota))
  • Round 7 (229th overall): MLB Shaquille Quarterman (Miami (FL))
  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "When you hear Ron Rivera talk about making your strengths stronger, and you look at the defense, they felt like they had the guys and down linemen like (Jonathan) Allen and (Daron) Payne and (Matt) Ioannidis and those type of guys that are inside handling their business, and I think they're going to have a legitimate pass rush. When you look at the success of the 49ers, and the Bosa brothers and the combination of them coming from Ohio State and many people thinking that Chase may be the best, you have that mindset that if we bring him in, he'll free up Allen and Payne and Ioannidis inside, we can bring some more pressure. And in that case, you don't have to necessarily address the cornerback and all that stuff. At this point, when you have a great pass rush, it makes everybody else better."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): Offensive line or WR Donovan Peoples-Jones (Michigan)

Analysis: "The offensive line, when you look at it, with Trent Williams, you see my man, (Ereck) Flowers, he left. All that, you have to address that. We watched over the years where Morgan Moses had his injuries. They need to look for not only legitimate players but also look for some type of depth because I don't think they have as much depth as what anyone would've thought. Especially when you still have the situation with Trent, Flowers getting out of here, so it's going to be tough.

"And then (at) the receivers position, I know that they talked about trying to get a veteran receiver, but if you can add another top-notch or legitimate receiver, a younger guy too. Look at a guy like Terry McLaurin; he was a third-round pick, look how he came here to play. There's a possibility of trying to find somebody else like that."

  • Round 4 (108th overall): TE Thaddeus Moss (LSU)
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): OL or best player available
  • Round 5 (162nd overall): Best player available if a good CB doesn't slip
  • Round 7 (216th overall): OL
  • Round 7 (229th overall): LB, CB or RB 
  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis "Defensive-minded head coach. The premier player on defense in the draft. I would not pass on (Young). He'll be a great player. I think he has a chance to be better than both of the Bosas, and they are good."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): WR Chase Claypool (Notre Dame)

Analysis: "Claypool rebounded from ankle surgery in May to produce 13 touchdowns and 1,037 yards on 66 receptions. The route-running remains unpolished, but he's a big-bodied target who makes plays in the air and in traffic. He has a toughness that was revealed in special team duties. We can skip past talk of transitioning to tight end, but there's some H-back potential should another receiver emerge opposite McLaurin."

  • Round 4 (108th overall): CB Tony Pride Jr. (Notre Dame)
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): TE Devin Asiasi (UCLA)
  • Round 5 (162nd overall): S J.R. Reed (Georgia)
  • Round 7 (216th overall): ILB David Woodward (Utah State)
  • Round 7 (229th overall): T Colton McKivitz (West Virginia)
  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "Young won in every way imaginable at the college level. He seems to have a counter to the offensive tackle's counter. Washington certainly invested plenty on the defensive side of the ball in recent years, but Young might be on another level."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): T Matt Peart (UConn)

Analysis: "Trent Williams has made it clear he will not return to the team. Without a second-round pick, the Redskins might miss out on the top talents at the position. Luckily, Peart has starting upside. He is fluid and athletic enough to hold up on a pass rushing island and gives great effort in the running game."

  • Round 4 (108th overall): WR Donovan Peoples-Jones (Michigan)
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): : TE Devin Asiasi (UCLA)
  • Round 5 (162nd overall): G Cameron Clark (UNC Charlotte)
  • Round 7 (216th overall): WR Darnell Mooney (Tulane)
  • Round 7 (229th overall): RB Jason Huntley (New Mexico State)
  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "No surprise at No. 1 and no surprise at No. 2. Young has been the top player in the draft since the summer and nothing has changed. It is highly unlikely the Redskins will receive a lucrative enough trade offer to move away from this pick."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): TE Cole Kmet (Notre Dame)
  • Round 4 (108th overall): CB Josiah Scott (Michigan State)
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): LB Francis Bernard (Utah)
  • Round 5 (162nd overall): T Saahdiq Charles (LSU)
  • Round 7 (216th overall): LB David Woodward (Utah State)
  • Round 7 (229th overall): QB Cole McDonald (Hawaii)
  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "Assuming the Redskins do not get a can't-refuse offer to trade back, they should jump at the chance to get this cornerstone talent for the team's defensive rebuild under defensive-minded Ron Rivera. Young (6-5, 264 pounds) is a game-changing disruptor who had 16.5 sacks in only 12 games as a junior. He can produce at an all-around level even higher than that of Nick Bosa, who went No. 2 from the Buckeyes to the 49ers and promptly dominated as SN's Rookie of the Year."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): G/C Lloyd Cushenberry (LSU)

Analysis: "The Redskins lost left guard Ereck Flowers in free agency and Chase Rouiller has only one year left on his contract. Cushenberry (6-3, 212 pounds) is a powerful run-blocker who uses his hands and strong upper body well."

  • Round 4 (108th overall): TE Adam Trautman (Dayton)
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): WR Isaiah Hodgins (Oregon State)
  • Round 5 (162nd overall): CB Lavert Hill (Michigan)
  • Round 7 (216th overall): LB Daniel Bituli (Tennessee)
  • Round 7 (229th overall): RB Michael Warren (Cincinnati)
  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "Last season, Nick Bosa earned defensive rookie of the year and his presence was a big reason the 49ers advanced to the Super Bowl. Young arrives in the NFL with even more hype, and his dominance at the collegiate level has scouts salivating. Blazing speed, impeccable timing and crafty technique figure to pose problems for opposing offenses next season. Redskins defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has said his scheme centers around "penetrative, disruptive defensive linemen." Young fits that mold."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): TE Adam Trautman (Dayton)

Analysis: "At Dayton, the 6-foot-5 tight end caught 70 catches for 916 yards with 14 touchdowns in 2019. The Athletic ranks him as the best tight end in the draft, writing he was "consistently one of the best athletes on the field."

  • Round 4 (108th overall): WR K.J. Hill (Ohio State)
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): T Ben Bartch (St. John's (Minnesota))
  • Round 5 (162nd overall): S Antoine Brooks Jr. (Maryland)
  • Round 7 (216th overall): CB A.J. Green (Oklahoma State)
  • Round 7 (229th overall): LB Mykal Walker (Fresno State)
  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "My top-ranked prospect in this year's draft, Young matches elite physical traits with elite production. Closing out his true sophomore season with six sacks in the final four games, Young built upon his 2018 end-of-season momentum to set an Ohio State single-season record with an FBS-high 16.5 sacks in 2019."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): TE Cole Kmet (Notre Dame)
  • Round 4 (108th overall): T Saahdiq Charles (LSU)
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): WR Isaiah Hodgins (Oregon State)
  • Round 5 (162nd overall): CB Kindle Vildor (Georgia Southern)
  • Round 7 (216th overall): RB Rico Dowdle (South Carolina)
  • Round 7 (229th overall): S Shyheim Carter (Alabama)
  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "Coach Ron Rivera added depth in free agency, but Young gives him the star defender he needs."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): CB Noah Igbinoghene (Auburn)

Analysis: "He could add to the Redskins' rebuilt secondary."

  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "Chase Young is the best player in this draft class and the Redskins have needs up and down the roster."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): WR Chase Claypool (Notre Dame)

Analysis: "Terry McLaurin can't do it alone. Claypool is big, strong and fast, and will give Dwayne Haskins another much-needed weapon."

  • Round 4 (108th overall): T Ben Bartch (St. John's (MN))
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): CB A.J. Green (Oklahoma State)
  • Round 5 (162nd overall): RB Anthony McFarland Jr. (Maryland)
  • Round 7 (216th overall): TE Mitchell Wilcox (South Florida)
  • Round 7 (229th overall): LB Michael Pinckney (Miami (FL))
  • Round 1: (2nd overall): EDGE Chase Young (Ohio State)

Analysis: "Chase Young is a special pass-rusher with tools like Myles Garrett or Khalil Mack. He's fast, slippery and tough coming off the edge and has a full toolbox of moves. No, he's not Nick Bosa against the run, but his quickness and all-around athleticism are actually better."

  • Round 3 (66th overall): WR Brandon Aiyuk (Arizona State)
  • Round 4 (108th overall): OT Matt Peart (UConn)
  • Round 4 (142nd overall): TE Thaddeus Moss (LSU)
  • Round 5 (162nd overall): TE Colby Parkinson (Stanford)
  • Round 7 (216th overall): LB Cale Garrett (Missouri)
  • Round 7 (229th overall): OL Trystan Colon-Castillo (Missouri)

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