The Washington Redskins rebuild got off to a rocky start but adding Chase Young in a post-free agency 7-round 2020 mock draft helps steady the foundation.
Expectations were not high for the Washington Redskins coming into the 2019 season. And what little bit of hope was there was left unfulfilled. Washington finished with only a 3-13 record and left much to be desired.
Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins eventually took the reins of the offense at midseason and, while he flashed his potential, he was inconsistent overall. As a young signal-caller, though, there’s a belief he can still be a franchise player.
Even with Haskins, however, the Redskins roster is not in great shape. With Trent Williams wanting out of Washington and demanding a trade, offensive tackle has come to the forefront as a massive need in the nation’s capital.
Meanwhile, though Terry McLaurin thrived as a rookie at wide receiver, the depth chart at the position offers a glaring hole as young players like Kelvin Harmon and Trey Quinn are anything but proven.
As for the defense, the Redskins added Montez Sweat after trading back into the first round last year. However, Sweat had his early growing pains while veteran edge rusher Ryan Kerrigan has slowed down a bit of late. Furthermore, cornerback remains a need after the team cut ties with Josh Norman.
As long-time Panthers head coach Ron Rivera now takes the helm in Washington, his team still has rebuilding left to do. They can continue laying a solid foundation in the 2020 NFL Draft, however, which they do in a post-early free agency 7-round mock draft. This mock draft was compiled using the NFL Mock Draft Database draft simulator.