There are a few things that every single NFL coach, front office and fan base dreams of. Winning a Super Bowl and landing a generational talent. Washington has dreamed of a Super Bowl for three decades, but its hopes have yet to become a reality.
However, Washington has a chance at something else: an opportunity to select a generational talent with the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. This unbelievable phenom’s name is Chase Young. Will Washington drop the ball like it is notorious for doing, or will Ron Rivera usher in a wave of change in the nation’s capital?
Drafting Chase Young: Washington is under a brand-new regime. Ron Rivera comes into an organization that has been crippled by a hated former front office led by Bruce Allen. Rivera recognized this and completely cleaned out the coaching staff and front office.
One of his most notable hires was defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, who has an impressive resume of working with elite pass-rushers:
In 2002, Del Rio was a part of the Carolina Panthers staff when they drafted Julius Peppers with the second overall pick.