Report: Teams laying groundwork for trade with Redskins

April 24, 2020 - 11:00 am

Some NFL teams are laying the groundwork for a trade with the Redskins to potentially acquire the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Two days out from day one of the draft, Rapoport says the Redskins are fielding calls about a potential blockbuster, noting "they aren't intent on moving out of the pick... but they are listening."

Jason La Canfora on Tuesday told 106.7 The Fan that if a massive trade involving the Redskins and the number two pick were to happen, it probably already would have materialized.

"I think if a deal of that magnitude – a sort of reverse RGIII deal – was going to materialize, I think it already would have. In the same way that that deal with the Skins and the Rams was done well before the draft took place. Yeah, I think it is what it is with them. Not a whole lot of drama, not a whole lot of intrigue."

Timing is a big issue. With the nature of the NFL Draft being turned on its head, many believes teams will be reluctant to swing big draft-day deals for fear of technical difficulties getting in the way in the virtual draft. But if teams are laying the groundwork for a deal now, they could have some sense of peace – knowing the framework in advance – to offset those fears.

Could Redskins fans be in for a draft day bombshell? Only time will tell.

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