Redskins’ Ron Rivera speaks out on possibly trading No. 2 pick in 2020 NFL Draft
There are some people that believe that the Washington Redskins could trade the second overall pick in this year’s draft, but Ron Rivera realizes there are risks in doing that. While on a conference call, Rivera spoke about the possibility of Washington trading the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft:
“If you’re going to make a trade and you’re going to go back, that guy you’re going to 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,” Rivera said via NBCSportsWashington.com. “In other words, if you’re going to pass up Player A and you go back, and you’re going to take Player D, Player D has to be equal to Player A because if Player A is going to play for you for 10 years and Player D may not, then did you really get value or did you just get a whole bunch of picks?”
Since the end of the 2019 season, the media and fans alike have projected Chase Young to the Redskins. However, there’s a chance that a team offers a decent package for the No. 2 pick. But for Rivera to pull the trigger on a trade, he would need to get someone in return that is comparable to Young.
Of all of the incoming prospects, Young could very well be the best player available in the 2020 NFL Draft. In his final season at Ohio State, Young notched 16.5 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, and seven forced fumbles.
Without mentioning his name, Rivera essentially said that the Redskins have their sights on selecting Young with the No. 2 pick.