By Lewis Gould
The Redskins are wild about Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons and may trade out of the second overall pick, CBS Sports Jason La Canfora is reporting.
Most observers have believed the Redskins would make the obvious choice in selecting Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young. The 20-year-old, whose often described as a generational pass rusher, is coming off a 16.5-sack Junior season and could prove too tempting for the defensive-minded Ron Rivera to pass up.
“The more people I talk to, the more I strongly believe that Washington is open to moving out of this pick, and maybe even slightly motivated,” La Canfora said yesterdayon CBS Sports HQ. “And that’s not a slight on Chase Young, but I continue to hear they’ve fallen in love with Isaiah Simmons.”
“They’re looking at their draft boards, and they’re looking at the breakdown of their roster and they’re seeing holes all over the place,” he continued. “And Ron Rivera knows he doesn’t need just quality, he needs quantity as well.”