- -Lions have a QB and 9 current draft picks (4 in the Top 100)
-Redskins have a QB but only 7 current draft picks (2 in the top 100!!)
The Redskins have not made any big splashes at the start of free agency with no GM and new Head Coach Ron Rivera. They definitely have the door wide open for acquiring more draft picks. They would currently pick #2 early Thursday and then won’t pick again until the start of the 3rd round late Friday night (pick #66).
They finish with two 4th’s, a 5th and 7th to round out their draft. (No 2nd round pick currently)
- Price to move from #3 (Detroit) to #2 Washington?
-400 Points (2600 vs 2200)
-Our 2nd round pick #35 is worth 550
-Our two 3rd round picks #67 and #85) are worth 420 (255, 165).
It ain’t that steep of a price to secure a Franchise player like Chase Young.
Even if the Redskins are in play for a QB, they can still drop to #3 and draft Tua. Moving down one spot still secures a QB if they make an agreement on who Detroit takes with two (Chase Young).
Lions are currently in “win now” mode with Rivera and Washington a little behind on that building curve. Both teams benefit in this scenario.
It all lands on a big unknown. Do the Redskins view Chase Young as a Franchise difference maker?
Or do they look to build around Haskins or Tua while securing more young, cheap players via more draft picks?
Either way, I think the Redskins are very much in play for drafting a QB in a few weeks. Tua is not off their big board. And the Redskins, who have only 7 draft picks with two top 100 picks, look very much like a team that would be high in the market in teams looking for additional draft picks.
I’ve seen no mention of a Lions trade up scenario but after looking at Washington and where they currently sit…some of the pieces fit.
Detroit receives the #2 pick and selects Chase Young.
Redskins receive #3, 67, 85 and select Tua (or even trade down again)
(…and don’t call me crazy!!! A 5’9" QB got drafted #1 overall last year, Tom Brady is on the Bucs, and Tony Romo is making $17 million a year from the booth…anything can happen)