New York Giants: The Ultimate Dream Draft Day Scenario

New York Giants, DeAndre Baker
Dec 15, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants cornerback Deandre Baker (27) reacts after breaking up a pass intended for Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

As the 2020 NFL Draft inches closer, rumors are starting to pick up some momentum. Most of these rumors will amount to nothing, but there are a few that New York Giants fans should be following quite closely. If just two scenarios play out, Big Blue could find themselves on the clock with a generational pass rusher still on the board – Chase Young. Young, the recipient of the Chuck Bednarik Award this past season, has been projected to go No. 2 overall to the Washington Redskins for months. But come April, it’s possible Young could be the newest member of the Giants – and here’s how:

New York Giants: The Ultimate Dream Draft Day Scenario

Washington selects a Quarterback

While the Redskins did draft QB Dwayne Haskins with the No. 15 overall pick in last year’s draft, some major changes have occurred in the nation’s capital since then; with the biggest being the hiring of head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera, the former head coach of the Carolina Panthers, looks to start a new chapter in Washington. What better way to start a new chapter than by bringing in a new franchise quarterback?

On Friday, Michael Silver of the NFL Network reported there’s a “very real possibility” the Redskins select a QB at No. 2 overall this year. The believed target? Alabama signal-caller Tua Tagovailoa. Tagovailoa, who has been recovering from injury since November, is hoping to receive positive feedback from doctors on his health in the coming weeks. If all goes well, Washington could pass on Young to draft their QB of the future and the Giants could move one pick closer to selecting the single-season sack leader in Ohio State history (16.5).

Detroit trades back

If Washington were to draft Tagovailoa at No. 2, some interesting dominos could fall. It’s very possible the Miami Dolphins or Los Angeles Chargers could try to make a deal with the owner of the No. 3 pick – the Detroit Lions. With Tagovailoa being gone, the next best option would be Oregon QB, Justin Herbert. After Herbert, there is a major dropoff talent-wise.

It is believed both the Dolphins and Chargers are interested in drafting a QB in this year’s draft, and both teams have reportedly shown interest in the Oregon product. Either one of them could look to leap up to No. 3 and draft Herbert. Miami, in particular, could offer a deal that would be hard for Detroit to say no to. With three first-round picks in this year’s draft, the Dolphins have more than enough resources to get a deal done. If Detroit is focused on the big picture and wants to fill multiple holes in one night, trading back would be a great idea.

Chase Young becomes a Giant

If those two scenarios play out, the Giants would find themselves on the clock with a player who has been compared to Julius Peppers, Von Miller, and Khalil Mack still available. Could there be a better dream? Acquiring Young would give the Giants something they haven’t had in years – a defensive playmaker.

Chase Young has the ability to completely change a defense. He’s that good. He can plow through offensive lineman with his strength, stop the run with his athleticism, and can avoid blocks with his quickness. There’s nothing he can’t do. If just two things play out for Big Blue, a dream scenario could become a reality.

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