After all the trade talks and rumors from “multiple sources,” the Redskins have officially traded safety Su’a Cravens to the Broncos for numerous draft picks.
It’s official — we’ve acquired S Su’a Cravens from the @Redskins.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) March 29, 2018
The Redskins will receive the 109th, 142nd, 163rd picks along with a conditional 2020 pick which is a projected sixth rounder.
After sitting out the entire 2017 season on the reserve list with concussion and personal reasons, Cravens is returning to NFL action this upcoming 2018 season. In his rookie campaign in 2016, Cravens totaled 34 tackles, 1 interception, 1 sack, and 5 passes defended.
Barring any injuries or other issues, Denver is acquiring a highly skilled and versatile player. He is a hybrid play maker who can slide in at the linebacker and safety spot. There is no doubt about the ability of the former USC Trojan, as Redskins coach Jay Gruden is on the record stating “he has as good a chance as anyone to be the best safety in football.”
While the move is viewed as questionable in the eyes of some fans, it was a necessary one for Washington to make. With uprising questions about Cravens passion and dedication to football and his desire to play in Washington, it is better to trade him rather than just let a player of his caliber go.
All in all, the Skins gets two picks out of the move and Denver gets a player full of potential. Now, it is time to see how the Redskins will capatilize on their eight draft picks.