Not only will the top players from this past college football season hear their name called during the 2020 NFL Draft, it’s possible that major trades involving veterans could take place.
Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams has been on the trade block for roughly a year. He’s been adamant about wanting out ever since the medical staff misdiagnosed a growth on his head.
Even though Williams is an exceptional talent at left tackle, the Redskins haven’t had much success shipping the Pro Bowler out of town. It could be due to his contract demands, but it also could be the team’s inability to lower its asking a price,
One thing is for sure, there are plenty of suitors out there for the former All-Pro offensive tackle. According to The Washington Post, the Browns, Eagles, Jets and Vikings have all shown interest in acquiring Williams.
From The Washington Post:
So far, the Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets have shown the most interest, according to a person familiar with the discussions, but several factors have complicated the team’s ability to trade Williams, who has one year left on his contract. Prospective trade partners either haven’t been able to reach an agreement with Williams on a new deal, or they refuse to offer more than low-round draft picks in exchange for the seven-time Pro Bowl player.
At this point, it’d be surprising if the Redskins landed an early draft pick in return for Williams.
If Washington is going to finally pull the trigger on a trade involving Williams, it would make sense to strike a deal some point during the draft.
Ron River could ship out a player that doesn’t want to play for the Redskins, while also receiving draft picks he could use to help the future of the franchise.