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Washington Redskins NFL Draft Selections For 2020

By Mark Solway | April 25th, 2020

The 2020 NFL Draft was the 85th annual meeting of the National Football League. The Washington Redskins ended up making eight selections over the weekend, including the second overall pick. With that pick, they chose defensive end Chase Young out of Ohio State University.

The draft was originally scheduled to be held in Paradise, Nevada, but was instead held via videoconferencing due to the Covid pandemic.

Here are the 2020 NFL Draft Selections for the Washington Redskins:

1st Round (2nd overall) – Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
3rd Round (66th overall) – Antonio Gibson, WR, Memphis
4th (108th overall) – Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU
4th (142nd overall) – Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
5th (156th overall) – Keith Ismael, C, San Diego State
5th (162nd overall) – Khaleke Hudson, LB, Michigan
7th (216th overall) – Kamren Curl, S, Arkansas
7th (229th overall) – James Smith-Williams, DE, NC State

The Cincinnati Bengals selected quarterback Joe Burrows with the first overall pick.

That left Young for the Redskins, and allowed them to make him the very first defensive player taken in the draft.

Young won many awards in his final season of college football, including both the prestigious Bronco Nagurski Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award.

He finished with 30.5 sacks in three seasons. He ranks second all-time at Ohio State, behind only Mike Vrabel – whose 36 sacks were produced over four seasons.

Draft Notes:

Traded their second-round selection (34th overall) to the Indianapolis Colts last year, in the deal that allowed them to select Montez Sweat in the 2019 draft.

Traded their 5th round selection to Carolina for quarterback Kyle Allen.

Received a 5th round selection from San Francisco in exchange for Pro Bowl offensive tackle Trent Williams. They will also receive a pick in the 3rd round of 2021.

Received a 5th round selection from Seattle in exchange for cornerback Quinton Dunbar.

Traded their 6th round pick to the Denver Broncos for quarterback Case Keenum and a 7th round pick.

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