Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa to Meet with Redskins Ahead of 2020 NFL Draft

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistFebruary 26, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - FEBRUARY 25: Joe Burrow #QB02 of LSU interviews during the first day of the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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Since the Washington Redskins hold the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, they will be talking to the top two quarterback prospects in the class. 

JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reported the Redskins will be meeting with LSU's Joe Burrow and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis

According to Finlay, Washington head coach Ron Rivera told reporters the meetings are "not just due diligence" and "all options are on the table."

Rivera also told the media he views Dwayne Haskins as a "good young player" who is putting in work this offseason: "You walk by the weight room, he's there. You walk by the locker room, he's there."

Washington is in a unique position leading up to April's draft in Las Vegas. Haskins is heading into his second year after being the 15th overall pick in 2019, but he was drafted by the previous regime of head coach Jay Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen. 

Kyle Smith, Washington's vice president of player personnel, is running the front office while the team waits until after the draft to hire a new general manager. 

Conventional wisdom has had the Redskins taking Ohio State defensive end Chase Young with the No. 2 pick since the draft order was set. 

Assuming Burrow goes No. 1 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals, as expected, that would leave Tagovailoa on the board for Washington. The former Alabama star told reporters Tuesday that he expects to be medically cleared March 9 and will hold his own pro day April 9. 

Another possibility is the Redskins are trying to get other teams to come up with trade offers that will allow Rivera to expedite the rebuilding process. 

Washington shouldn't close the door on anything at this point. The franchise is coming off a 3-13 record in 2019 and has missed the playoffs in 10 of the past 12 seasons. 

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