The Washington Redskins have a choice to make at No. 2 overall in the 2020 NFL draft. They have three realistic options:
Select Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young
Select Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa
Trade down to acquire more picks
Most signs are pointing toward them going with Option No. 1 and taking the class' top prospect in Young. But that might not be so smart, even if it looks great on paper. In fact, it's arguably the worst of the three options when you dig a little deeper.
Surprised? Allow me to explain ...
Trading down vs. selecting Young
In a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, new Washington coach Ron Rivera did not sound particularly keen on the idea of trading out of the No. 2 pick. "If you're going to make a trade and you're going to go back, that guy you take at that spot has to be able to make the kind of impact you need to validate missing an opportunity to take a player that's a high-impact guy," he said.
But as good of a defensive end as Young may be, he's also just that: a defensive end. A non-quarterback. And the Redskins can extract a quarterback's worth of value out of the pick if they don't select him.