NBC Sports Washington wants Redskins fans to help decide the team's ideal 2019 first-round pick by voting in the Redskins Draft Bracket on Twitter. Before you vote, though, take in this breakdown of the next matchup.
The 2019 Redskins Draft Bracket is down to four players, and in the second semifinal, Brian Burns and Drew Lock are head-to-head.
How did both players get here, and who should move on? Let's answer those questions now.
Burns: Burns has been unkind to LSU products, first taking out Devin White and then advancing past Greedy Williams. Can he do the same to a Missouri guy in Lock?
Lock: Lock has dodged two pass rushers already, getting by Dexter Lawrence and Clelin Ferrell. He'll look to make it three by beating out Burns.
So, who should advance?: In some of the matchups in this bracket, this answer has been very obvious. This is not one of those matchups.
Burns could be the missing piece to the Redskins' defense that looks like it's starting to round into form. As of now, Ryan Anderson is slated to start opposite of Ryan Kerrigan. While Anderson will hopefully keep developing in his third season, he's not exactly a frightening pass rushing talent.
Burns, meanwhile, is.
His speed and burst should be a problem as soon as he finds his way into an NFL lineup, and he'd be a tremendous complement to the consistent Ryan Kerrigan. In terms of guys who'd help right away, few would be more promising than Burns.
What if Lock slips to No. 15, though? Would the 'Skins pass up Burns for the passer?
Like his contemporaries in the class, Lock has questions. Yet in today's league, grabbing a QB in the first round and then building around him while he's on his rookie deal is a clear blueprint for growth. If Lock pans out, it could change the direction of the franchise.
This decision comes down to how much the staff and front office likes Lock, and how much they value the long-term future over 2019. In the end, however, if Lock is there, it's worth taking the risk and nabbing him. No one alters the course of an organization like a successful young signal caller.
You've heard the case for both players. Now, retweet or like depending on whom you'd prefer to see move on in the bracket.
A month of madness. You make the call.— NBC Sports Redskins (@NBCSRedskins) April 17, 2019
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