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Peter King: Redskins could 'remake their franchise' by trading No. 2 pick

Peter King: Redskins could 'remake their franchise' by trading No. 2 pick

MIAMI - The Redskins stand to make tremendous improvements to their football team by trading the No. 2 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft. That's what NBC Sports' Peter King heard anyway.

"I will tell you right now, I have somebody who is at the Senior Bowl who told me, flat out: the Washington Redskins could remake their franchise, this year, by dealing the second pick in the draft," King said Tuesday on the Redskins Talk podcast. 

The whole world believes Cincinnati will take LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick. That means Washington with the second pick has a ton of options. The team could select Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, a player many scouts think is the best player in the draft. There will also be a lot of interest in other young quarterbacks like Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon QB Justin Herbert. 

"I think we all believe Joe Burrow goes No. 1 to the Bengals," King said. "Now, it isn't just Tua [Tagovailoa] who is there at No. 2. It's also some people that are going to say, ‘I love this Justin Herbert.' Imagine, you got Tua, Herbert, and Chase Young sitting there at No. 2. Just imagine how much leverage you might have."

The package of picks the Redskins could possibly get by trading down could be insane, a similar haul to what Washington gave up to move into the No. 2 overall spot to select Robert Griffin III in 2012. 

Washington has plenty of needs, it doesn't require a football expert to see that. The team is coming off a 3-13 season and has obvious holes on the offensive line and cornerback and a slew of other positions. Young is a beast, but if the Redskins can stack up a number of first-round picks, does Young outweigh adding two, or even three, impact players? 

Those will be the questions Ron Rivera and Kyle Smith have to answer during the next few months leading up to April's draft. It's a good problem to have. 

"I think Washington is in an incredibly good situation," King said. "Either they get a generational pass rusher, or they end up getting three ones out of it."

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Former Redskins QB Josh Johnson destroys Defenders in Week 3

Former Redskins QB Josh Johnson destroys Defenders in Week 3

Former Redskins quarterback Josh Johnson carved up the visiting DC Defenders for 278 yards and three touchdowns Sunday night in the Los Angeles Wildcats' commanding 39-9 victory.

The Wildcats obliterated Cardale Jones (13-of-26, 4 INT) and the Defenders, who fall to 2-1 on the season.

Johnson completed passes to eight different receivers, including William and Mary standout Tre McBride, who was traded from the Defenders to the Wildcats in the preseason.

McBride finished the night with five catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

Johnson played for the Redskins during the 2018 NFL season, suiting up for the final four games after the team lost both Alex Smith and Colt McCoy to season-ending injuries. Johnson led the Redskins to a 16-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars during Week 15, throwing for 151 yards and a touchdown.

Johnson was selected by the Wildcats in the XFL Supplemental Draft in Nov. 2019. 

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Former Redskins RB Matt Jones powers St. Louis BattleHawks past the New York Guardians

Former Redskins RB Matt Jones powers St. Louis BattleHawks past the New York Guardians

Former Redskins running back Matt Jones was a force on the ground Sunday afternoon for the BattleHawks in the team's 29-9 win against the Guardians.

Jones paved the way for the St. Louis win, rushing for 95 yards and a score on 15 carries.

Jones was drafted by the Redskins in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Florida.

He impressed the coaching staff during his first year in D.C. (794 all-purpose yards, 4 total TDs) but struggled to hold on to the ball, fumbling five times. 

Jones was named the starting running back in 2016 after the Redskins decided to let Alfred Morris leave in free agency.

In his second season, Jones missed nine games with a rash of injuries and eventually lost his starting spot to Rob Kelley. 

He was waived shortly before the start of the 2017 NFL season by the Redskins, and he has been on the move ever since.

Jones and the BattleHawks head to Audi Field for a matchup with the DC Defenders on Sunday, March 8.

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