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Greetings from BBQ to everyone here at BGO. We hope your week has been a good one. Hello to everyone on social media. We’d love to have you as a member here and become part of the family. You are our honored guests, so sit back and enjoy.

The 2020 NFL draft is two months away, but it will be here before you know it. It’s a bit early in the process, but we do have a few ideas about what the team needs in late April. The process of team building never ends and BBQ is about to take a look at what could happen later this spring.

Today, we bring you the latest mock of the 2020 offseason. The mocks will vary throughout the offseason and we will add/subtract players to/from the list as any relevant information becomes available. The Redskins currently have picks in rounds one, three, four, five, and seven. They also have a compensatory pick in the fourth round and an extra seventh round pick via a trade.

Will BBQ match or surpass the success that it had with the 2019 mocks? It will be difficult and very challenging, but it is a task that we embrace. With that kind of success, we truly believe it helps the members of BGO to focus on the players who are prospects that the Redskins are seeking. It feels good to provide everyone here with the kind of service you expect from BBQ. Ok, enough of the self-aggrandizing. It is time to look at the prospects!

We will feature a mock each week and the number of mocks will increase as we get closer to the draft.

Without any further delays, let’s take our latest look at the 2020 draft with this mock.

Upcoming Dates
- Days until the NFL Combine: 3
- Days until the opening of Free Agency: 26
- Days until the 2020 NFL Draft: 62
- Days until the Redskins season opener: 202

Pre Draft
The Redskins are able to convince Trent Williams to return and add two years to a new contract. Also, Quinton Dunbar is given a new three year contract. Donald Penn is also signed to a one year deal and will be the backup to Williams.

The Redskins trade a 2021 first rounder and a 2022 third rounder and acquire a first round selection for this draft.

Round One: Chase Young, Edge/DE, Ohio St. – 6’5, 265
Arguably the best overall player in the draft is there for the taking and the Redskins turn in the card. Young is the next great pass rusher in a program that has produced some incredible talent at the edge position in recent years. The impact would be immediate. A quarterback’s nightmare. Excellent run defender. Perfectly tailored for a 4-3 defense.
Other Possible Picks:
Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Isaiah Simmons, ILB, Clemson
Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio St.
A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Iowa

Round One: Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
Noah Igbinoghene could have the most upside of any cornerback in this draft. He has been playing the position for only two years and the sky is the limit. Excellent in man and press coverage. Solid in zone coverage. Continued to rapidly improve against the many SEC receivers – certainly the best receivers in the nation each year. Superb athlete. Quick learner. Student of the game. Arrived at Auburn as a highly decorated receiver and now heads to the NFL as a prized corner.

Round Two: Possible Prospects
The Redskins lack a second round selection, but here is a list of players who could be targeted if they can acquire a pick in this round
Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana St.
Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
Austin Jackson, OT, Southern California
Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi St.
Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge, Pennsylvania St.
Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi St.
Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

Round Three: Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt – 6’4”, 260
Very reliable pass catcher over the middle and in tight spaces. Linebackers and strong safeties have difficulties against him. Doesn’t produce many yards after catch (YAC), but does move the chains as needed. Pinkney will need to refine his blocking skills.
Other Possible Picks:
Thad Moss, TE, LSU
Bradlee Anae, Edge/OLB, Utah
Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
Tyler Biadasz, OC, Wisconsin
Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
Josh Jones, OT, Houston
Monty Rice, ILB, Georgia
Netane Muti, OG, Fresno St.

Round Four: Michael Pittman, WR, Southern Cal – 6’4”, 220
The son of former NFL running back by the same name, Pittman is a physically strong receiver and imposes his will on defensive backs from the X position. Superb blocker at all levels. Not the fastest receiver, but tends to win contested passes and his size makes for the perfect “jump ball” situations. Solid red zone target. Ability to shine on special teams duties.
Other Possible Picks:
Lloyd Cushenberry, OC, Louisiana St.
K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio St.
Trey Adams, OT, Washington
Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
Logan Stenberg, OG, Kentucky
Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
Lamar Jackson, CB, Nebraska
Akeem Davis-Gaither, ILB/OLB, Appalachian St.
Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford

Round Four, Comp Pick: Solomon Kindley, OG, Georgia – 6’4”, 335
Highly underrated guard – the tackle next to him garners more attention (Andrew Thomas), but Kindley is much better than advertised. Superb athleticism in the ground attack and a better than average pass protector, but the latter could use some improvement. A reduction of his weight by ten pounds while maintaining muscle mass could help.

Round Five: Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton – 6’5”, 250
As one of the “darlings” from fans early in the draft process, Adam Trautman is an intriguing prospect. He is not an early round possibility – unless he has an incredible Combine. Hasn’t been playing tight end for long (originally a quarterback), but can fill the Y, H, and F roles effectively and as needed. 4.7 40 speed hurts him, so don’t expect Trautman to play X or Z. Lack of elite competition in college also hurts him, but he does have enormous potential.
Other Possible Picks:
Jacob Breeland, TE, Oregon
A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College
Justin Strnad, OLB, Wake Forest
Cheyenne O'Grady, TE, Arkansas
Tipa Galea'i, Edge, Utah
Charles Snowden, OLB/Edge, Virginia
Jacob Phillips, ILB, Louisiana St.
Reggie Floyd, FS, Virginia Tech
Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame

Round Six: Possible Prospects
The Redskins lack a sixth round selection, but here is a list of players who could be targeted if they can acquire a pick in this round.
Antonio Gibson, RB, Memphis
Mitchell Wilcox, TE, South Florida
Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
Patrick Queen, ILB, Louisiana St.
K'Von Wallace, SS/FS, Clemson
Cole Van Lanen, OT, Wisconsin

Round Seven: Steven Montez, QB, Colorado – 6’5”, 235
Montez is not the most polished quarterback in this year’s class, but he does have plenty of upside. Can make plays after leaving the pressure of a collapsed pocket. Montez relies a bit too much on his size and limited skillsets instead of trusting the play as it is designed. Better poise in the pocket needs to be learned. Strong arm. Definitely a project, but potentially can be a long term backup.
Other Possible Picks:
Cameron Brown, ILB, Pennsylvania St.
Kyle Dugger, SS/FS, Lenoir-Rhyne
Bryce Perkins, QB, Virginia
James Proche, WR, SMU
Brian Lewerke, QB, Michigan St.
LaBryan Ray, DT, Alabama
Patrick Taylor, RB, Memphis

Round Seven: Naquan Jones, DT, Michigan St. – 6’4”, 325
His reps were somewhat limited at Michigan St. because there were several DTs ahead of him on the depth chart. When Jones did see the field, he was an absolute beast. Very strong. Plays with a mean streak. Ideal size for a DT. Very disruptive against the rushing offense. He is a bit slow and will need to work on conditioning at the next level.

Undrafted Free Agent Prospects
This list will continue to evolve and change in the coming weeks as the Redskins meet with many players who will not be drafted.
Gage Cervenka, OG, Clemson
Rico Dowdle, RB, South Carolina
Mohamed Barry, ILB, Nebraska
Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina St.
Jeremiah Dinson, FS, Auburn
Shea Patterson, QB, Michigan
John Penisini, DT, Utah
Robert Hunt, OG, Louisiana-Lafayette
John Hightower, WR, Boise St.
Riley Neal, QB, Vanderbilt
Cameron Clark, OT, North Carolina-Charlotte
Keith Washington, CB, West Virginia
Charlie Taumoepeau, TE, Portland St.
Kelly Bryant, QB, Missouri
Jordan Glasgow, ILB/SS, Michigan
Jabril Cox, ILB, North Dakota St.

Additional Notes
The fourth round comp pick comes from the deal that sent Jamison Crowder to the Jets. All other possible comp picks have been canceled out.

Mocks in February look much different than mocks in the spring. Free agency could change some of the targets that we see in current mocks. For now, we can only speculate based on current team needs and pertinent information.

There is your latest mock of the 2020 offseason. We will have another mock next Friday. The mocks will continue to be posted this winter and early spring, then the volume of mocks will increase as we get closer to the draft.

We will have a free agency update this coming Tuesday.
 

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Interesting mock in a couple of ways. I don't think they'll re-up Dunbar - at least not before season's start because it sets a bad precedent. Squawk and demand and you get a big extension. I think they told him 'show us you're worth it this season and we'll pay you' and he didn't like the sound of that. I see him with us one more year and then he's gone. The trading up to get the Auburn CB would make more sense in that scenario. Do you think Igbinoghene is special enough they'd give up next year's 1st? Definitely like the TE pickups. Good lord - we're either drafting a couple, or getting 1 or 2 in free agency. The coffer is bare at that position.

I'm still on the fence about Young - not because I doubt his talent, but because I think we could command a bevy of picks for teams competing to draft Tua at that #2 spot. I really think we might get an offer that, no matter how tantalizing Young is there, we just can't turn it down. And that assumes that we don't draft Tua ourselves. Unlikely - but not impossible - never say never when it comes to the draft.
 

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I hope there’s a team that hooks us up for trading the #2 pick to them. Smith could put one hell of a dent in upgrading both sides of the ball.
 

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Interesting mock in a couple of ways. I don't think they'll re-up Dunbar - at least not before season's start because it sets a bad precedent. Squawk and demand and you get a big extension. I think they told him 'show us you're worth it this season and we'll pay you' and he didn't like the sound of that. I see him with us one more year and then he's gone. The trading up to get the Auburn CB would make more sense in that scenario. Do you think Igbinoghene is special enough they'd give up next year's 1st? Definitely like the TE pickups. Good lord - we're either drafting a couple, or getting 1 or 2 in free agency. The coffer is bare at that position.

I'm still on the fence about Young - not because I doubt his talent, but because I think we could command a bevy of picks for teams competing to draft Tua at that #2 spot. I really think we might get an offer that, no matter how tantalizing Young is there, we just can't turn it down. And that assumes that we don't draft Tua ourselves. Unlikely - but not impossible - never say never when it comes to the draft.


I REALLY REALLY hope we don't trade next years 1st.
 

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I will say this: Chase Young is a difference maker. He's, as Emmanuel Acho said this morning, a layup. If we draft Tua it's RGIII all over again. He will not stay healthy at this level. Spectacular talent, highly questionable durability. As far as trading down, it all depends on what we do with the added picks. Given the history of this FO, I am not confident that will be very successful. My two cents.
 

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I will say this: Chase Young is a difference maker. He's, as Emmanuel Acho said this morning, a layup. If we draft Tua it's RGIII all over again. He will not stay healthy at this level. Spectacular talent, highly questionable durability. As far as trading down, it all depends on what we do with the added picks. Given the history of this FO, I am not confident that will be very successful. My two cents.
I don't see it...RG3 played a gimmick offense in college and needed one in the pros. Alabama runs about as pro ready an offense a QB can play. Tua has vision, RG3 never had. He is a far better prepared QB for the pros than RG3 is 8 years later. The biggest difference between the 2 is that Tua takes a lot of chances, trusting his arm more than he should at times and throws more INT's than you'd like to see. RG3 would just take off and run, that's why he threw so few INT's.

Now, the injury concern is real. That's why I went from draft Tua at all costs last fall before he got hurt to we will have to make due with Haskins until he proves himself or we draft Trevor Lawrence. However, if they shocked the world and drafted Tua, I would not be too upset.
 

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I don't see it...RG3 played a gimmick offense in college and needed one in the pros. Alabama runs about as pro ready an offense a QB can play. Tua has vision, RG3 never had. He is a far better prepared QB for the pros than RG3 is 8 years later. The biggest difference between the 2 is that Tua takes a lot of chances, trusting his arm more than he should at times and throws more INT's than you'd like to see. RG3 would just take off and run, that's why he threw so few INT's.

Now, the injury concern is real. That's why I went from draft Tua at all costs last fall before he got hurt to we will have to make due with Haskins until he proves himself or we draft Trevor Lawrence. However, if they shocked the world and drafted Tua, I would not be too upset.
I love you brother, but you're dead wrong. Tua will not survive at the next level. Period. I concede that the skillset is vastly improved over our last debacle, but his fragile physique just cannot withstand the rigors of NFL life. Haskins may very well not be the answer, but I suggest we give him a decent opportunity to prove so.
 

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I love you brother, but you're dead wrong. Tua will not survive at the next level. Period. I concede that the skillset is vastly improved over our last debacle, but his fragile physique just cannot withstand the rigors of NFL life. Haskins may very well not be the answer, but I suggest we give him a decent opportunity to prove so.
He will have a better NFL career than Haskins.
 

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I totally understand that Elephant feels Tua is a far superior QB than anything Robert could ever muster. But I am surprised at the lack of concern you seem to have on whether his frame and style can hold up to NFL physicality. I remember that was always your warning/reservation with Griffin, that he did not have the frame/physical toughness to hold up to NFL beatings. I think it's hard to argue that Tua is better prepared to handle it. I know - he's not a 'rush first' QB like Griffin was, but he's also experience more injuries than RG3 had prior to starting his NFL career. Surprised that's not a bigger red flag for you Brian?
 

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I totally understand that Elephant feels Tua is a far superior QB than anything Robert could ever muster. But I am surprised at the lack of concern you seem to have on whether his frame and style can hold up to NFL physicality. I remember that was always your warning/reservation with Griffin, that he did not have the frame/physical toughness to hold up to NFL beatings. I think it's hard to argue that Tua is better prepared to handle it. I know - he's not a 'rush first' QB like Griffin was, but he's also experience more injuries than RG3 had prior to starting his NFL career. Surprised that's not a bigger red flag for you Brian?
There is a difference between the style of play. Tua does not play the same way Griffin ever has, Griffin plays with reckless abandon, that's why I wholly believed he would not last long.

Tua is a smart QB whose injuries were not a result of such careless play.

However, the idea that I'm not concerned about Tua's injuries is simply not true. I was all in for Tua prior to the latest injury hit him. He'd be going #1 overall even with Burrow's remarkable season. Tua fits the mold of strong armed, quick, elusive QB that seems to be having more and more success in the NFL. He's a rare talent...it'd be nice to think we "could" draft him. I feel confident in claiming he can have a better career in the NFL than Haskins...without hesitation.

But...

I do not think drafting Tua is the smart move with our pick, solely because of those injuries. If he were to fall to the 2nd round, and we had our 2nd round pick, I'd pull that trigger in a heart beat! But the only reason you spend the #2 overall pick on him is because he is healthy...he is not.
 

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