The Atlanta Falcons wouldn’t believe it if Chase Young was actually available all the way down at No. 4. But quarterbacks’ stocks often rise leading up to the NFL Draft, and the top two teams in the order will likely be looking for one.
Meanwhile, the Redskins need more help on offense.
As it goes, Young winds up going to the Falcons in this scenario. Atlanta elected to hold on to its former first-round EDGE, Vic Beasley, through the NFL trade deadline. Aside from his All-Pro 2016 season, however, Beasley has been a major disappointment. He’s likely gone after this season, essentially replaced by Young.
Young would provide an immediate upgrade for a Falcons defense, which has just seven sacks entering Week 9.
And it wouldn’t matter whether or not head coach Dan Quinn is still there. Young is that big a talent.