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#pounditFriday, January 22, 2021

Report: Redskins listening to offers for No. 2 overall pick

Chase Young

The Washington Redskins have seemed like as much of a certainty to draft Chase Young second overall as the Cincinnati Bengals are to select Joe Burrow at No. 1, but they apparently have not entirely ruled out trading back.

The Redskins have been receiving calls from teams interested in trading up to No. 2, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they are at least listening to those offers.

Rapoport’s colleague Tom Pelissero adds that there is a sense around the NFL that the No. 2 overall pick can be bought, but the question is how much Washington will want for it. Young is widely considered to be the best pass-rusher in the draft and one of the best overall prospects, so the Redskins may expect a king’s ransom if they’re going to trade the pick that will allow them to land the former Ohio State star.

With just two days to go until the NFL Draft, we are going to start hearing more and more reports about teams wanting to move up or down. A lot of that information is leaked by teams in order to gain some sort of advantage, which was likely the case with what we heard on Monday about the New York Giants’ draft plans. It seems unlikely that Washington will move back.

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