Packers: Stealing one player from each NFC East team

Zack Martin (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Chase Young (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Chase Young (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Washington Redskins: DE Chase Young

This was probably the easiest selection in the entire division. The young stud defensive end out of Ohio State is surely going to be a menace in the NFC East for years to come, and the Packers could use that at a position that they aren’t necessarily stacked at with Dean Lowry and Tyler Lancaster expected to start at the ends come week one. Adding some youth and some explosiveness on the edge would make the Packers’ improving defense even more of a formidable force.

I thought about making linebacker Reuben Foster my selection from Washington, but his ACL injury steered me away from that pick. I have dealt with two ACL surgeries myself, and coming back from that injury is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. He is still a young, promising linebacker, but for me right now, I think Chase Young is the obvious steal from their squad.

He has the potential to spark a turnaround for that Washington franchise and I would love to see him in a Packers uniform terrorizing quarterbacks. I also considered taking an offensive lineman, but after Trent Williams left Washington and signed with San Francisco, I don’t see the value at the position anymore, without Brandon Scherff staying healthy. So for me, Young is the clear choice. His presence off the edge is too valuable to pass up.