One thing stayed constant through every mock draft by nearly every expert, and that is Joe Burrow being the clear number one this year’s draft. With the Cincinnati Bengals ready to move on from Andy Dalton, the national champion from Southern Ohio, Joe Burrow looks to be the next “sure thing” quarterback in the NFL. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner looks to have two matchups per year with Baker Mayfield for the foreseeable future.
Look for the Bengals to take the phone off the hook, there is no team willing to give up what it would take to steal Burrow from the Bengals. With Andy Dalton now stating he would stay in Cincinnati as a backup, Burrow could develop even faster than anticipated. An aggressive offseason may have the Bengals more competitive in 2020 than many expect.
The Washington Redskins will be in a very interesting scenario where a few teams may be interested in moving up, but likely not for the player the Redskins want to draft. The Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers will both be looking for a franchise quarterback, but will either be aggressive enough to move up to the No. 2 pick?
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Even with Aaron Herbert’s stock rising recently, don’t look for the Dolphins or Chargers to move up.
The Redskins will be getting a dominant player in Chase Young from Ohio State, so the price tag would be too rich for both teams. If the Redskins moved back to pick no. 5 or 6, there is a zero percent chance to still land Young.
Given the success of recent rookie pass rushers, this decision will be even easier for Washington. Two of the top rushers currently in the NFL have the same last name (Bosa) and both played Collegiate ball at Ohio State. Young has proven to be a dual-threat, setting the edge in the run game and being able to get to the quarterback even when double-teamed. His freakish athleticism will allow for some mistakes even at the next level.
The phone will be on for the Redskins, but it doesn’t look like any team will be desperate enough to incentivize Washington to move back.