With this draft "clockwise" draft scenario, I wanted to investigate a potential trade-up option for Dwayne Haskins. While I'd rather wait and see if you can land Haskins at 15 or make a smaller trade, there seems to be a real chance the Redskins are taking a big step forward. For this scenario, I have traded with the Raiders who are sending the first round of the 15th, 96th and 2020 rounds for the fourth overall selection. It's a solid price, but it's not nearly as hindering as the RGIII trade in 2012.
As always, you can follow the scenario here: https://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/sharedraft.php? d = jiacim
4: QB DWAYNE HASKINS, OHIO STATE
64: S DARNELL SAVAGE, JR., MARYLAND
-Savage is a player I've mentioned a few times before. He is a quality-free safety leaflet with first-class athletic ability. He would be an instant starter at the Redskins, giving them one of the better security pairs in the league. I traded back to help land a third and fourth country to make up for a portion of the loss of trade.
76: WR EMANUEL HALL, MISSOURI
Hall is one of the better Deep Threat receivers in this design and can go on any vertical. Its combination of size and speed is impressive, but what keeps it from a top 50 selection is how raw it is in route driving and the nuance of the position. In Missouri, he was mainly asked to move vertically, and he needs a bit of sophistication. With good coaching and some time it is important for him to become an important weapon in an attack.
101: G MICHAEL JORDAN, OHIO STATE
-Jordan has experience both in the head office and in the watch and can start in any role at the next level. The Guard is probably his best position, and he should form a strong argument for LG to start at the Redskins next year. Jordan is a very good run-and-pass blocker, protecting Haskins on his way to his breakout season.
134: WR ANTHONY JOHNSON, BUFFALO
– Although a recipient has already been added, the Redskins should try to double the position. Johnson is a really solid target for the team. He is a good size and does a really good job with competitive fangs. He is not a burner, but he has a decent speed. He is a man who should get involved early in his career and give the Redskins the necessary depth in the position.
153: TE DREW SAMPLE, WASHINGTON
sample is one of the many TEs of the second class in this class, whose profile is at least a quality number 2 TE, if it is not a possible starter. Sample is a good size and uses it both as a blocker and as a receiver in traffic. He has good athleticism for the position and can play a few games. If the Redskins keep Vernon Davis this year, Sample would be limited to TE3 duties, but should be given a reasonable amount of time given its blocking ability. In the long term, he should take the No. 2 role for 2020 and could even replace Jordan Reed.
173: GYRAN BATES, PENN STATE
-Bates started both in the duel and in the sentry post in college, but numbers that should be used mainly in the next level. Bates will not impress you with athletic ability or power, but will show you good feet and general technique. If Jordan falter, there is some starting potential, but in the worst case, it should be an option for the depth of quality that can secure a position on the line.
206: LB JOE GILES-HARRIS, DUKE
– Harris-Harris has a low ceiling, but he has a decent floor and should be able to do the NFL as a backup / special teamer. He has a solid size and plays with decent instincts to accompany his leadership qualities.
227: EDGE CARL GRANDERSON, WYOMING
-Granderson is a good late-lap option for the Redskins, having shown some real pass-hurry skills in Wyoming. He has a solid developmental perspective that can help in situational roles at the beginning of his career. He may never be a full-time starter, but there is potential here.
253: CB JORDAN BROWN, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
-Brown is higher on a number of boards, but as we can see, the prospects for Day 3 each year have a wide range of possibilities. Brown has really good size and athletic ability, but he's still learning how to get the most out of his abilities. He shows traits that make you think he might be a top 4 corner on a depth map, but he's probably still a few years away from really contributing. In the meantime, he can help in special teams.
Although I'm not usually a fan because I traded in the draft and gave up on a future first round, Haskins is a player I'd make an exception for. I am firmly convinced that he is a franchise QB who will be among the best in the league in a few years. He's still evolving, but his talent and mental work make me believe he's able to reach his potential.
As far as the rest of this class is concerned, I see it mainly as a group supporting Haskins in crimes. Hall has great advantages and the ability to be a deep threat at the next level. Even though he has never fully developed into a full-fledged receiver, Hall should be able to help a team with his skills. Anthony Johnson and Sample are two other solid pass-fishing options that can help in the early years. Adding Haskins College's teammates along the offensive line is also a good choice. Jordan can be a good starter in this league and should play as a beginner.
In this class, the defense took a back seat, with the exception of Savage in the 2nd round. Savage gives the Redskins an instant starter and hopefully the last piece to their abutment. The rest of the defensive picks are late-game guys who are likely to back up.
Although the cost of the move will not be complete until the next year, the Redskins would have a decent move with a class of Haskins, Savage, Hall, Jordan, Johnson, and Sample. That should be 3-4 starters and 2 main participants. Not only that, but it fixes the massive need of the Redskins in quarterback.
What do you think? If the Redskins choose Haskins, would you be satisfied with such a scenario?