ESPN insider says Redskins, who hold No. 2 overall pick, are still 'vetting' Tua Tagovailoa
Former LSU QB Joe Burrow is expected to go No. 1 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals in this month’s 2020 NFL Draft.
However, the Washington Redskins hold the No. 2 pick, and it seems they aren’t sure what they’re going to do yet.
Ohio State DE Chase Young is the popular projection for Washington, but according to ESPN insider Jeremy Fowler, the team is still doing its due diligence on Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa (via 247Sports):
“Washington is vetting several of the top prospects, including Tua,” Fowler said on SportsCenter on Sunday morning. “They’ve gotten (Tagovailoa’s) medical re-checks and they were expected to meet with him at some point in the process, but meanwhile, they have to figure out Dwayne Haskins — a quarterback they haven’t fully committed to, but they have not walked away from, either. I spoke to a team source who said that Haskins did some nice things at the end of last year. And so, if you get a quarterback in this year’s draft, you’re starting over, all over again. It’s uncertain if Washington really wants to do that.”
Of course, vetting a prospect is not the same as drafting him. There’s still a chance the Redskins select Young or do something else with the pick.
However, it is interesting that Tagovailoa is still in the mix with the No. 2 overall pick.