PHOTOS: Meet the Redskins’ 2020 draft class

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young follows a play during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson in Glendale, Ariz. The Washington Redskins selected Young with the second pick in the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
1st Round (2nd overall): Chase Young — Edge, Ohio State

You may have heard by now … but the Prince George’s County-native is widely considered the best overall player in this draft and he’s coming home to solidify a talented-yet-underperforming defense.

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Memphis wide receiver Antonio Gibson dives for the end zone against SMU in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. Gibson was ruled down just short of the goal line. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
3rd Round (66th overall): Antonio Gibson — RB/WR, Memphis

Don’t call him a running back or a wide receiver. Call him a weapon. New coach Ron Rivera sees Gibson filling the role Christian McCaffrey did for him in Carolina as a “Swiss Army knife” for his offense.

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 06: LSU Tigers offensive lineman Saahdiq Charles (77) lines up for a play during the game between the LSU Tigers and the Florida Gators on October 6, 2018 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field in Gainesville, Fl. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
4th Round (108th overall): Saahdiq Charles — OT, LSU

Though considered a possible replacement for Trent Williams, who was dealt to San Francisco, Charles might be a better guard than tackle.

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WEST POINT, NY - SEPTEMBER 08:  Liberty Flames wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden (11) during  the College Football game between the Army Black Knights and the Liberty Flames on September 8, 2018 at Michie Stadium in West Point, NY.  (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
4th Round (142nd overall): Antonio Gandy-Golden — WR, Liberty

The 6-foot-4 target should get plenty of opportunities in the red zone. Though his 4.6-second time in the 40-yard dash is less than ideal for a receiver, his 17.7 yards per catch last season implies his game speed is just fine. His personality off the field should make him a fan favorite.

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PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: San Diego State Aztecs offensive lineman Keith Ismael #60 and San Diego State Aztecs offensive lineman William Dunkle #73 before a snap  during a college football game between San Diego State Aztecs vs UCLA Bruins on September 07, 2019 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.(Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
5th Round (156th overall): Keith Ismael — G/C, San Diego State
With the selection acquired in the Trent Williams deal, the Redskins get one of college football’s elite pass blockers with experience playing all three interior offensive line positions.

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Michigan linebacker Khaleke Hudson (7) directs coverage in the second half of an NCAA football game against Nebraska in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Michigan won 56-10. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
5th Round (162nd overall): Khaleke Hudson — LB, Michigan

At 5-foot-11, 224 pounds, the two-time All-Big Ten honorable mention is a tweener at the pro level but Hudson has the speed (4.56 in the 40-yard dash) and versatility that coaches desire on defense and special teams. By the way, this is the pick the Redskins acquired from Seattle in exchange for Quinton Dunbar.

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Arkansas defensive back Kamren Curl returns an interception against Portland State in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Round 7 (216th overall): Kamren Curl — S, Arkansas

Once again, Rivera shows how much he values versatility and intangibles. Curl, a three-year starter at Arkansas, played multiple positions in the Razorbacks’ secondary, registering 76 tackles (four for loss), two sacks, two pass breakups, and two forced fumbles in 2019.

(AP Photo/Michael Woods)

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JANUARY 18: Mason Fine #6 from North Texas playing for the West Team gets taken down by his face mask by James Smith-Williams #91 from North Carolina State playing for the East Team during the third quarter at the 2020 East West Shrine Bowl at Tropicana Field on January 18, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Round 7 (229th overall): James Smith-Williams — Edge, NC State

I mean, just look at this picture. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound edge rusher has impressive speed and physique but injuries plagued his college career (2018 was the only season he played more than six games). This is a textbook low-risk, high-reward pick.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 13: Thaddeus Moss #81 of the LSU Tigers scores a touchdown against Derion Kendrick #1 of the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff National Championship held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
Undrafted: Thaddeus Moss — TE, LSU

Though we don’t usually add undrafted players here, this merits an exception. The Redskins didn’t select a tight end in the draft even though it was one of their biggest needs, but they addressed it with a big name immediately after the draft. Moss had a solid season with the BCS-champion Tigers, and though he doesn’t have the freakish athletic ability his father, Randy Moss, possessed in his hey day, the younger Moss is a solid blocker who has a chance to make a ‘Skins roster pretty thin at his position.

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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young follows a play during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson in Glendale, Ariz. The Washington Redskins selected Young with the second pick in the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
Memphis wide receiver Antonio Gibson dives for the end zone against SMU in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. Gibson was ruled down just short of the goal line. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 06: LSU Tigers offensive lineman Saahdiq Charles (77) lines up for a play during the game between the LSU Tigers and the Florida Gators on October 6, 2018 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field in Gainesville, Fl. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
WEST POINT, NY - SEPTEMBER 08:  Liberty Flames wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden (11) during  the College Football game between the Army Black Knights and the Liberty Flames on September 8, 2018 at Michie Stadium in West Point, NY.  (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: San Diego State Aztecs offensive lineman Keith Ismael #60 and San Diego State Aztecs offensive lineman William Dunkle #73 before a snap  during a college football game between San Diego State Aztecs vs UCLA Bruins on September 07, 2019 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.(Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Michigan linebacker Khaleke Hudson (7) directs coverage in the second half of an NCAA football game against Nebraska in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Michigan won 56-10. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Arkansas defensive back Kamren Curl returns an interception against Portland State in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JANUARY 18: Mason Fine #6 from North Texas playing for the West Team gets taken down by his face mask by James Smith-Williams #91 from North Carolina State playing for the East Team during the third quarter at the 2020 East West Shrine Bowl at Tropicana Field on January 18, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 13: Thaddeus Moss #81 of the LSU Tigers scores a touchdown against Derion Kendrick #1 of the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff National Championship held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)

The Washington Redskins selected Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young with the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft Thursday, adding a local talent widely believed to be the best prospect in the entire draft class.

The Redskins received calls from other teams interested in trading up but opted to take a Heisman Trophy finalist who grew up a Redskins fan in Prince George’s County and was a star at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.

The front office’s hope is Young can have the same effect his former Ohio State teammate and reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa made on the San Francisco 49ers as the No. 2 pick last year.

Young appears to have that potential. He led the nation with 16 1/2 sacks and had 46 tackles during his junior season. Redskins vice president of player personnel Kyle Smith said “everything” stands out about Young.

New coach Ron Rivera believes a top-five pick needs to provide an immediate impact, and the Redskins went with the best player available rather than addressing a major need. They already have Ryan Kerrigan and 2019 first-rounder Montez Sweat as part of their pass rush and spent 2017 and 2018 first-round picks on defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne.

In the third round, the Redskins selected Antonio Gibson from the University of Memphis with the 66th overall pick. Gibson was Washington’s second pick in this year’s draft, after the Redskins traded away their second round pick to move up and take Sweat in 2019.

The utility player, who split his time as both a running back and wide receiver, was a late bloomer in college career — Gibson didn’t garner attention from NFL scouts until his senior season. But now Rivera sees him filling the role Christian McCaffrey did for him in Carolina as a “Swiss Army knife” for his offense.

He managed 13 total touchdowns between his roles as a receiver (8), running back (4) and kick returner (1) in his final season and received second-team All-American Athletic Conference honors as a wideout as well as AAC Co-Special Teams Player of the Year in 2019.

The Redskins opened their third day of the draft by selecting LSU offensive tackle Saahdiq Charles with the second pick of the fourth round (108th overall). Though considered a possible replacement for Trent Williams, who was dealt to San Francisco, Charles figures to compete for the swing tackle position initially.

Later in Round 4, the ‘Skins took Liberty receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden with the 36th pick in the round (142nd overall). The 6-foot-4 target should get plenty of opportunities in the red zone and though his 4.6-second time in the 40-yard dash is less than ideal for a receiver, his 17.7 yards per catch last season implies his game speed is just fine. His personality off the field should make him a fan favorite.

The Redskins had two selections in the fifth round. San Diego State center Keith Ismael was taken with the 11th pick in the round (156th overall), which was selection acquired in the Williams deal. Ismael has experience playing all three interior offensive line positions and ranked among college football’s elite pass blockers.

With the 162nd overall pick acquired in the trade that sent Quinton Dunbar to Seattle, the ‘Skins selected Michigan linebacker Khaleke Hudson. At 5-foot-11, 224 pounds, the two-time All-Big Ten honorable mention is a tweener at the pro level but Hudson has the speed (4.56 in the 40-yard dash) and versatility that coaches desire on defense and special teams.

The Redskins had no picks in Round 6 but with the second pick in the seventh round, the ‘Skins selected Arkansas safety Kamren Curl with the 216th overall pick. The three-year starter played multiple positions in the Razorbacks’ secondary, registering 76 tackles (four for loss), two sacks, two pass breakups, and two forced fumbles in 2019.

The final pick of the Redskins’ Class of 2020 was North Carolina State edge rusher James Smith-Williams, selected with the 229th overall pick. Smith-Williams struggled to stay healthy in college, playing more than six games in a season only once (2018).

After the draft, the Redskins signed LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss, who somewhat surprisingly went undrafted despite catching 47 passes for 570 yards and four touchdowns last season, including two in the Tigers’ championship game victory over Clemson. Moss had a broken bone in his foot that caused him to miss the scouting combine in February.

Moss, the son of Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss, will compete with newcomers Logan Thomas and Richard Rodgers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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