Could the Washington Redskins really draft a quarterback in consecutive NFL Drafts? After being linked with standout Ohio State defensive end Chase Young for the last few months, ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. appeared on "First Take" on Thursday to assert that the Redskins could draft Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa if they are encouraged by his medical exams.
It's worth noting that Max Kellerman asked Kiper what HE would do if he was the one overseeing draft operations in Washington, so his philosophy could very well differ from new head coach Ron Rivera and the franchise's braintrust.
However, it's impossible to deny the fundamental logic in Kiper's rationale. There hasn't been much talk of the Redskins' conviction in Dwayne Haskins, whom the organization selected No. 15 overall last April out of Ohio State. All we know is that former head coach Jay Gruden wasn't overly enamored of the former Buckeye QB.
Tagovailoa's ceiling is generally regarded as being far, far higher than Haskins', but one could also just as easily make the case that we haven't seen enough from Haskins to make such rash conclusions about his potential -- and that Chase Young has more potential than anyone in this entire draft class.
There ae certainly a lot of variables to consider here for the Redskins. Lucky for them, they still have some time to sort everything out.