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The main question surrounding around the Washington Redskins organization right now what they will do with the second overall selection in April's NFL Draft.

Washington is widely expected to snag Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young with the pick, but a report surfaced on Monday that the Redskins were warming up to the idea of trading back a few spots and acquiring more draft capital. Of course, there have been rumors the Redskins would consider selecting Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa at No. 2, but those have since faded after Washington traded for Kyle Allen last week to compete with second-year passer Dwayne Haskins.

For former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, what the Redskins should do with the pick is an easy decision.

"Without hesitation, I take Chase Young," Theismann told TMZ Sports on Tuesday. "I think he's the best player in the draft."

This isn't the first time Theismann has voiced his opinion that the Redskins should select Young. In an interview earlier this month, Theismann stated that if the Redskins take anyone but the Ohio State pass rusher, it "would be a mistake for our football team."

Theismann believes Young will be a perfect fit in the Redskins defense. With Washington switching from a 3-4 to a 4-3 base defense under new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, Young would slide right in as a defensive end, his natural position.

 

The former Redskins quarterback doesn't believe it would be a hard decision to pass on Tagovailoa at No. 2, either, especially due to his medical history.

"He's had shoulder issues, he's had hip issues, you don't really know what you're going to get," Theismann said.

Despite all of Tagovailoa's injuries, he's still likely to be a high draft pick due to his incredible production when he was on the field. In 32 games with the Crimson Tide, Tagovailoa threw for nearly 7,500 passing yards, 87 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions.

But Theismann doesn't think the former Alabama signal-caller is all that many experts make him out to be.

"He's not a generational quarterback," Theismann said. "[Joe] Burrow might be, I think so. But Tua is not. I'm not sold on the strength of his arm."

While Theismann did say Tagovailoa is a great competitor and a terrific individual, he believes there are too many question marks with the quarterback to take him No 2 overall, especially with Young on the board. Plus, he believes it's way too early to move on from Haskins. 

"Everybody says move on from Dwayne, but Dwayne hasn't played enough to get a sample size of who he is," Theismann said. "I don't think you move on from him. He's really young, he loves football. He's a tough kid; he proved it. He's going to be in a new system."

Theismann has stayed consistent with his ongoing support for Haskins.

In late November, Theismann complimented Haskins on his growth throughout his rookie season. And in January, the former Super Bowl-winning QB stressed patience with Haskins, saying he's ready to become a bigger leader in his second season with the team. Earlier in March, Theismann tripled down with his support, saying the Redskins need to give Haskins a chance.

"I believe in the kid," Theismann said in March. "I really do."

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