Washington Football Team 2021 NFL Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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Washington Football Team 2021 NFL Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

2021 NFL Draft

Washington Football Team 2021 NFL Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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2021 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Washington Football Team draft analysis, all the picks, best value selection and biggest reach.


Washington Football Team 2021 NFL Draft Analysis

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– Uhhhhhhhhh, quarterback? Perhaps the Football Team likes the idea of the free agency route from here on, or maybe it doesn’t feel like paying retail for a rookie quarterback again, but they had their chance at Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond and Stanford’s Davis Mills at the 51, and they instead took Texas OT Sam Cosmi. That was hardly a bad pick, but, uhhhhhhhhh, quarterback?

There were ten picks with five of them after the fourth round, and they didn’t really do a whole lot with them. They filled needs, but LB Jamin Davis out of Kentucky was a wee bit of a value reach at the 19, and there wasn’t anything late that stands out other than going for pass rushing chances with William Bradley-King out of Baylor and Penn State’s Shaka Toney late.

Washington went with a long snapper in the sixth round. Fine, whatever – you’re probably not going to find a real starter there, anyway – but that’s the Out Of Ideas moment. Teams always want more options, and long snapper in the draft isn’t really supposed to be one of them.

Best Value Pick: WR Dyami Brown, North Carolina, 3rd round, 82nd overall

Biggest Reach: LB Jamin Davis, Kentucky, 1st round, 19th overall

Late Flier That Could Work: LB William Bradley-King, Baylor, 7th round, 240th overall

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Washington Football Team 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2021 NFL Draft Picks

1 (19) LB Jamin Davis, Kentucky
2 (51) OT Sam Cosmi, Texas
3 (74) CB Benjamin St-Juste, Minnesota
3 (82) WR Dyami Brown, North Carolina
4 (124) TE John Bates, Boise State
5 (163) S Darrick Forrest, Cincinnati
6 (225) LS Camaron Cheeseman, Michigan
7 (240) LB William Bradley-King, Baylor
7 (246) DE Shaka Toney, Penn State
7 (258) WR Dax Milne, BYU

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Let’s try this thing again. After the disaster of the Dwayne Haskins fail, the Football Team has to make an attempt at getting a quarterback – Ryan Fitzpatrick isn’t the long term answer. With four of the top 82 picks and enough other parts to do a little wheeling and dealing, there’s a shot to try moving up if one of the big five quarterback prospects is still there for the taking by around the 15 or so. Washington has the 19, which probably means …

Davis Mills, here’s where the call has to be made. If Trey Lance or Justin Fields doesn’t drop – and if someone doesn’t move up – Washington will need to have a rock-solid plan that’s adaptable on the fly. Duh, all teams do, but this is different. Mills is a reach at 19, but if it’s time for a reboot with a new quarterback, he might be it. However …

The Football Team needs an offensive tackle and defensive help, too. They nailed last year’s draft up top with Chase Young – sort of hard to miss on him at the 2 – got a nice find in RB Antonio Gibson in the third round and landed a gem of a seventh round safety in Kamren Curl. That’s all nice – again, 2021 will be about what Washington does at quarterback.

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1 DE Chase Young, Ohio State
3 WR Antonio Gibson, Memphis
4 OT Saahdiq Charles, LSU
4 WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty
5 C Keith Ismael, San Diego State
5 LB Khaleke Hudson, Michigan
7 S Kamren Curl, Arkansas
7 DE James Smith-Williams, NC State

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