Washington Redskins: 3 Potential No. 1 wide receivers in 2020 NFL Draft

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 27: Wide receiver Henry Ruggs III of Alabama runs the 40-yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Washington Redskins should feel confident in Dwayne Haskins as their starting quarterback. Now, they could use one of these three prospects to become the new No. 1 wide receiver

Last season, the Washington Redskins made some noise as they landed Dwayne Haskins and Montez Sweat in the first round of the NFL Draft. This season, they can make even more noise as they sit at No. 2 overall. And the most noise they can make would be by trading down and landing more picks this year.

After trading away their second-rounder to move up for Sweat last year, that might be the best move. And with so many teams in need of a quarterback, it would be safe to assume there will be no shortage of teams wanting to make a big jump.

For Washington, such a move could actually help them be better this year. While staying put and landing Chase Young would give them a star pass rusher, that’s not their biggest need. Instead, they need to find Haskins a legit No. 1 wide receiver to start alongside Terry McLaurin who led them in receiving as a rookie.

Dropping down allows them to do just that while adding even more assets. And with that being an option, we look at three players who would be perfect options as the team’s new No. 1 receiver.

Notable Omission: Henry Ruggs III, Alabama

Henry Ruggs III is one name that might be thrown around as a possibility for the Redskins, should they drop back in the first round that is. As much fun as it would be to have the deep threat from Alabama chasing down passes from Dwayne Haskins, a legitimate question has to be asked about whether or not Ruggs is a No. 1 target.

He wasn’t at Alabama as Jerry Jeudy was the guy teams looked out for. This doesn’t mean Ruggs can’t do it, but the team has to be sure that a duo of Terry McLaurin and Henry Ruggs can be enough. It very well could be, but still, he just misses out the top 3 options for them.

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