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Washington Football Team 2021 Draft Picks

By Mark Solway | April 3rd, 2021

This year’s 2021 NFL Draft will mark the 86th annual meeting of the National Football League, to select newly eligible players for the 2021 NFL season. The draft is scheduled to be held in Cleveland from April 29 to May 1, 2021. Jacksonville Jaguars select first, and are ‘on the clock’.

Washington’s NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles have the most selections with eleven. Seattle have the fewest picks, with just four. The Washington Football Team enter the 2021 NFL draft with eight total picks, including the 19th overall pick.

Washington Football Team 2021 Draft Picks

1st Round: 19th overall
2nd Round: 51st overall
3rd Round: 74th overall (from 49ers)
3rd Round: 82nd overall
4th Round: 124th overall
5th Round: 163th overall
7th Round: 244th overall (from Vegas), 246
7th Round: 246th overall

Washington has already had a strong offseason as far as free agency goes. They have holes to fill in the draft though. Their most glaring need is at linebacker. Kevin Pierre-Louis was lost to free agency, Thomas Davis. Sr. retired and Shaun Dion Hamilton was waived. That leaves just Jon Bostic and Cole Holcomb as starters on the depth chart. Someone like Notre Dame’s Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is an excellent fit, if he falls to Washington. Is he splashy enough for the owner though?

While Ryan Fitzpatrick was brought in at quarterback, will he be long term answer? No. Tyler Heinicke and Kyle Allen were both effective in limited action, and would seem good depth at the position. It’s a bumper crop of Quarterbacks in 2021 though. It’s easy to see scenarios where quarterbacks fall, and Washington takes the plunge. Especially with Dan Snyder in the War Room.

One thing is for sure – last year’s first round selection will be impossible to beat. Chase Young might be the best draft pick, the Washington Football team has ever had. He took home the Rookie Defensive Player of the Year Award and will only get better.

 

 

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