The Washington Football Team began it’s annual two-day rookie minicamp at the Inova Sports Performance Center on Friday. On Thursday, the entire 2021 draft class were signed beforehand. The team announced that all ten players drafted, had been signed to contracts.
Terms of most of the deals were not released, but third-round pick Benjamin St-Juste signed a four-year deal worth $5.1 million. That’s more than half a million more than the minimum. Perhaps that provides some insight as to how all the deals were done so quickly.
Ron Rivera will have the opportunity to look at first-round pick Jamin Davis, and the entire WFT draft class this weekend. He will also get a look at undrafted rookie running back Jaret Patterson at practices on Friday and Saturday.
Washington has had a very tidy offseason. On top of what appears to be a decent draft haul, they also filled some holes in free agency. They come into 2021 looking stronger than the team that won the NFC East last year.
The wild card is of course Ryan Fitzpatrick, and the level of play they get out of him. But Rivera and the staff are to be commended for executing what looks like a sound plan.
Washington’s 2021 Draft Selections
LB Jamin Davis
OT Sam Cosmi
DB Benjamin St-Juste
WR Dyami Brown
TE John Bates
S Darrick Forrest
LS Camaron Cheeseman
DE William Bradley-King
DE Shaka Toney
WR Dax Milne