Good thing the Redskins landed Chase Young, because the Cowboys offense is now even better

Peter Hailey
NBC Sports Washington

Thursday night was a party for the Redskins and their fans, as they were finally able to select Chase Young before moving on and celebrating finally being able to select Chase Young.

But even then, in the midst of all the revelry, some probably couldn't help but look up and notice the one guy who somehow snuck in and found a way to enjoy the evening, too, despite the fact that he wasn't invited in the first place.

That guy would be the Dallas Cowboys, and the reason Dallas was thrilled is because they ended up picking Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb 17th overall. Lamb was thought of by many as the draft's top pass catcher but ultimately was the third to go, following Henry Ruggs III and Jerry Jeudy. 

Lamb now joins Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup on the outside of the Cowboys offense. Cooper and Gallup both exceeded 1,000 yards in 2019, and with Lamb making that duo into a trio, that whole unit just got even more dangerous.

"We just didn't want to miss him," Jerry Jones said on Thursday, telling reporters he rejected three separate offers to trade down in order to secure the 21-year-old.


Stopping Cooper, Gallup and Lamb will fall on the Redskins corners and safeties when the Burgundy and Gold faces their rival this season and beyond, but Ron Rivera can also rely on Young to contribute to the effort. The more Young is able to harrass Dak Prescott, the fewer chances Prescott will have to distribute the ball to his batch of targets.

In fact, the Redskins were the only NFC East franchise to take a defensive player on Thursday, as the Eagles snagged TCU receiver Jalen Reagor and the Giants grabbed Georgia tackle Andrew Thomas.

That means Young will have six annual chances to directly affect the pieces that Washington's most-hated foes will feature in the future. He's known as an offense wrecker and will hopefully show that ability most in those meaningful contests.


Good thing the Redskins landed Chase Young, because the Cowboys offense is now even better originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

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