The Washington Redskins are set on taking Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young with the No. 2 overall pick and won’t trade down barring a crazy offer, per JP Finlay of NBC Sports.
Reporting Tuesday ahead of the draft, Finlay wrote that the “Redskins are listening to calls about the No. 2 pick but the offer would have to be outrageous for a trade to happen. This team loves Chase Young.”
Washington has looked into quarterbacks ahead of the draft, but after trading for Kyle Allen it appears the team is content to let him and Dwayne Haskins fight for the starting job.
Adding Young, who has been the favorite of owner Daniel Snyder for months, would give the franchise a dominant defensive front to anchor that side of the ball for years to come.
As for any potential trade, it stands to reason that Washington will not get the type of offer it seeks. Cincinnati is almost assuredly taking Joe Burrow atop the draft, and the quarterback-needy teams that could trade up for the next-best thing can also likely stand pat and still land the quarterback of their choosing.