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Washington Football Team 2021 Draft Selections

By Mark Solway | May 3rd, 2021

It’s a time honored tradition to rate how a team drafted the day after the draft. None of the players have even signed a contract yet. None of them have played a down of football yet. It is tough to rank much, other than wether or not a team filled some needs, and if their picks met with experts’ opinions.

Washington definitely filled a few needs, and the majority of their selections were considered solid at the position. Their 19th overall pick Jamin Davis, was considered a reach by some, but was climbing many other’s draft boards as well. Third round cornerback Benjamin St-Juste was also ranked a little lower than he was chosen.

It’s obviously just conjecture at this early stage, and the general consensus amongst draft junkies was that Washington had a pretty good 2021 NFL Draft. Most draft grades have Washington picking up anywhere between a B and an A+.

Which is pretty good considering the guys haven’t even put on pads yet.

Washington made a day three draft trade, sending next year’s fifth round pick to the Eagles, to pick up an extra sixth round pick (225th overall), and 7th round pick (240th overall). That gave Washington ten selections total.

WFT 2021 Draft Picks:

  • Round 1, Pick No. 19: Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
  • Round 2, Pick No. 51: Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
  • Round 3, Pick No. 74: Benjamin St-Juste, CB, Minnesota
  • Round 3, Pick No. 82: Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina
  • Round 4, Pick No. 124: John Bates, TE, Boise State
  • Round 5, Pick No. 163: Darrick Forrest, S, Cincinnati
  • Round 6, Pick No. 225: Camaron Cheeseman, LS, Michigan
  • Round 7, Pick No. 240: William Bradley-King, EDGE, Baylor
  • Round 7, Pick No. 246: Shaka Toney, EDGE, Penn State
  • Round 7, Pick No. 258: Dax Milne, WR, BYU

So did they address needs? Sure they did. A linebacker in the first and offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi in the second, filled probably the top two needs that most of those same pundits said Washington had. As to if those selections address those needs, or fill those needs, remains to be seen obviously.

St-Juste is a tall cornerback who offers a little bit different profile than the current starters – but he isn’t likely to take either one’s job.

So what is expected of him? What is expected of the rest of the pack?  Do you draft anybody on day three expecting them to contribute much more than special teams?

Probably not.

“Late bloomers.”

“Project picks.”

So many buzz words.

Look at this list in ten years. If one of the players is still on your team – you had a good draft. Should two of them remain on your roster, you had an incredible draft.

If you can’t remember half the guys ever playing for the team more than a year or two – that’s an average draft.

So if you want to rank this draft, you’ll have to check back in 2031.

Notes:

Check the 2011 Draft – ten years ago – and see how Washington fared.

 

2021 WFT Draft Picks

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