With the first round in the books, it’s time for me to tell you why the Redskins had the best first night out of all teams. Not only did they get the quarterback they were looking for but they did it exactly how they planned for it. Not trading up for Haskins helped them in a major way. They were patient enough to get him at 15 and because they were patient it gave them the chance to trade back into the first round. Ultimately winning them the first round.
Some may say this wasn’t the best trade but I don’t think I agree with that. Listen, if it weren’t for injuries the Redskins were winning their division last year and that’s no mystery. To be honest I felt bad for the skins last year, right when you think the injuries stop they just pile back up. May I remind you they didn’t take some bum at 26 either, they took Montez fucking sweat!!!! Easily one of the best linebackers to come out of this draft and he’s going to help them in a big way.
Although both of them were picked in the first round we may not be seeing them on the field together for a bit. Haskins has yet to win the job but when you look at it, it really shouldn’t be long since he’s starting. Sweat, on the other hand, should see action right away. A defense which was already on the come up in 2018 looks to add to the dominance.
Some may have thought with losing 2 of their 3 corners that they may go for someone like Baker, Murphy, or Williams—but to me, Sweat makes just as much sense. You got arguably one of the best linebackers in the draft at a number he should’ve never really fallen to, that’s something to be happy about. Remember now, the Redskins also got Reuben Foster and Landon Collins so watch out for this defense in the near future.
The best thing they can hope for is keeping this consistency going during rounds 2-3. They might decide to go with a corner with their next pick but getting an outside receiver is a really big hole they need to fill on that offense. Josh Doctson is not a number 1 receiver, you got Haskins, now go get him some help for the future.
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