Ron Rivera sounds as if Washington has Chase Young in its sight

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Washington coach Ron Rivera never mentioned Chase Young by name during his video conference call with team beat reporters Tuesday. But Rivera certainly sounded as if the team has made up its mind with what to do with the second choice, via JP Finlay of NBCSportsWashington.com.

Rivera was asked specifically about trading the second overall choice.

Young, though, likely won’t be available if Washington trades the pick.

“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. “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? You’ve got to be able to sit there and say that the next guy that I’m going to take is going to be that high-impact guy, and that’s what I’m looking for. That’s what I believe we need is we need a guy that’s going to come in and really change our football team. To me, there’s a few guys on that board that are those kind of players.”​​​

Young is one of those impact players that Rivera referenced without calling the Ohio State edge rusher by name. Gil Brandt of NFL Media calls Young “the surest pick in the first round.”

Young had 16.5 sacks and six forced fumbles last season.

16 responses to “Ron Rivera sounds as if Washington has Chase Young in its sight

  1. Montez Sweat and Chase Young will terrorize NFC East quarterbacks for the next decade.

  2. His logic only holds if player A works out and player D doesn’t. In a sense trading down (depending how far down) might be better. You spread your risk out. Instead of Player A you have player D and C and maybe E depending on how many picks you get.

  3. I think Chase Young will be a bust at the #2 spot. I am not saying he will suck or anything, but he’s not gonna live up to his draft position. He’s gonna be in the same boat as Jadeveon Clowney being a disappointment in relation to his being the #1 pick.

  4. I know that the prevailing wisdom is to take the best player available, but…I don’t know, this just doesn’t make sense to me. Washington has so many high picks on the defensive front, and so many holes elsewhere. Their line is actually pretty good, with Payne and Allen and Kerrigan and Ionaddis and Sweat, not to mention Rueben Foster and Mason Foster at linebacker and a willing box safety in Landon Collins. They’ve got a good front seven. However, there are a lot of questions at free safety and corner, not to mention on the offensive side of the ball where their most consistent threat the last two years is a 35 year old running back.

    I would trade back. I really would. Unless Rivera decides to try a new QB with a high pick, it boggles the mind to pass up ona trade up offer from a team desperate to get Chase Young. This draft is LOADED with receivers-Washington NEEDS receivers. Trade back, get some extra picks, and take Okudah with the first round selection you get back. Why use your pick on a position of strength-the ONLY position of strength currently on the roster-when you could use a trade offer to try and fill some of the many holes on the team presently? I just don’t get it. Take the best player available in Young, and have a logjam at EDGE rusher and have to trade Kerrigan or someone else for a fourth round pick later, or trade down at draft time and get an elite corner or receiver or what have you in addition to a multitude of better picks? Including possible future first/second rounders?

    Look at what teams have given up just to move to lower positions-KC gave up a future first and a third just to move to 10 for Mahomes. Atlanta gave up a future first and fourth, in addition to their current first, second, and fourth in 2011 to move to 6. Remember RGIII? The Rams got three first rounders and a second to move down from the 2 spot. I just cringe thinking what Washington could do with those picks and yet insisting on picking a player at the position where they are set, no matter how good he is.

  5. So, trade to #5 and take Okudah and then take an offensive tackle with Miami’s other first round pick and you get two very impactful players at huge positions of need that play 10 – 15 years instead of a player at a position you’re already stacked at. To, me that’s the most logical thing to do, by far.

  6. The smart play is to give the smoke screen of him drafting Tua or Herbert. Fleece Miami for 2 #1’s

  7. Which probably means they are going QB. These guys aren’t stupid, and nobody says what they think right before the draft.

  8. I like how the haters say that Chase is going to be a bust….It would be different if another team was taking him with the 2nd pick! So much hate for Washington! Its going to be awfully funny when they start beating certain teams!!!

  9. Someone tell me why would Miami trade up to get a QB? I don’t see the Redskins, Lions or the Giants drafting a QB. In addition what other team that really needs a QB is going to trade up? Maybe the Jaguars at 9? The Raiders at 12? Those 2 teams have multiple 1st round picks. After than that you’re talking the Bucs at 14 or the Broncos at 15. Are they going to give up multiple picks to move up?

  10. armorgan67 says:
    April 7, 2020 at 7:37 pm
    Someone tell me why would Miami trade up to get a QB? I don’t see the Redskins, Lions or the Giants drafting a QB. In addition what other team that really needs a QB is going to trade up? Maybe the Jaguars at 9? The Raiders at 12? Those 2 teams have multiple 1st round picks. After than that you’re talking the Bucs at 14 or the Broncos at 15. Are they going to give up multiple picks to move up?
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    Chargers at 6, Panthers at 7?

  11. Not sold on Chase Young. He will definitely be a player but after watching his tape he does not look like the once in a generation type talent they are making him out to be. Im not sure his impact will match that of an aging Kerrigan to be honest.

  12. If the Dolphins don’t have to move up why would the Chargers? From what I’ve read and heard that the Chargers would be happy with either Tua or Herbert. As for the Panthers, they just signed Teddy Bridgewater to a big deal, so why would they then draft a QB and have to pay him also? A 1st round pick gets a automatic 4 year deal with a 5th year team option. That contract is worth millions of dollars so its not cheap.

  13. This team has so many weaknesses on offense and has a worthless secondary. I would trade down to add as many new players as possible increasing the chance of getting more than one talented player. Right now, if Haskins-Robbins starts at QB, the team would have to be able to hold the opposition to seven or fewer points; if Allen starts than maybe keeping the other team under 20 would work. But this team is like swiss cheese. You can’t miss the holes. Chase will not make this team better. He will make them less rancid, but he won’t make them winners.

  14. Chase Young would be a bust for whoever takes him at 2, regardless of team. Better?

  15. Let me help all of you out. There is nothing to see here. No one is trading up within the first 6 picks, so stop giving the trade back scenarios because you are wasting your time. There will be no drama. The top six picks will go as predicted. Welcome to Washington Mr. Young! HTTR!

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