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 final matchup.
The championship round of the 2019 Redskins Draft Bracket features Dalton Risner going up against Brian Burns.
So, how'd the two prospects get here, and who should win the whole thing as the fans' ideal first-round pick? Let's answer those questions now.
Risner: Frankly, Risner's rise is a total shock. The Kansas State lineman has ousted Daniel Jones, Jachai Polite and Montez Sweat(!). All three of those can be perceived as upsets. Can he possibly pull off a fourth?
Burns: Burns dropped two LSU foes in Devin White and Greedy Williams, then took out Drew Lock to get here. Perhaps he's the one who'll end Risner's wild run through the this tournament.
Who should win?: With his versatility, strength and consistency, Risner should absolutely improve whatever NFL offensive line he ends up on.
However, his pairing with Burns should go one way, and one way only: With Burns winning. Easily.
Yes, the Redskins need a guard, which Risner could play if asked since the team already has Trent Williams and Morgan Moses at tackle.
Yes, adding a young, cheap talent is also necessary, considering how much money the 'Skins have invested up front already.
But the impact of Burns, a speedster off the edge who could elevate Washington's defense as a threat opposite Ryan Kerrigan, would far outweigh Risner's.
That's not to mention that Risner would be quite a reach at pick No. 15, while Burns figures to go right around that slot.
Risner's trip through this setup will go down in Redskins Draft Bracket history. It will be remembered fondly and give hope to future prospects down the line. But it should also end in a blowout, and with Burgundy and Gold fans crowning Brian Burns as their dream first-rounder.
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.
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