The NFL Draft is less than a week away, which means it’s time for one final Washington Football Team mock draft. Despite going through four quarterbacks in 2020, Washington managed to win the NFC East and looks to reclaim their title after a strong free agency period. However, the only way to reach their ultimate goal is by knocking the NFL Draft out of the park. Without further ado, let’s see what Washington might do when on the clock.
Washington Football Team Seven Round Mock Draft: A Little Bit of Everything
1st Round – Caleb Farley, CB
Washington has one of the best defenses in football, but they could use some help in their secondary. Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley was considered one of the top cornerbacks in the draft at the beginning of the offseason, but injury concerns have caused him to slip behind Patrick Surtain II and Jaycee Horn. Assuming his medicals check out, Farley should be a great NFL player with the potential to develop into a lockdown corner. There is some risk here, but the upside is too good to pass up at 19.
2nd Round – Dillon Radunz – OT
No matter who is under center in 2021, they’ll have a hard time doing much of anything without adequate protection. Replacing Trent Williams is a tall task, and nobody is going to be able to completely replicate his dominant work on the blind side. However, Dillon Radunz has the potential to be a solid starter right out of the gate. He’s a physical blocker with good quickness that can handle one-on-one matchups. Even if he doesn’t have superstar upside, he should be a decent starter, which is really all you need at tackle.
3rd Round – Amon-Ra St. Brown – WR
Washington has a fantastic duo of wide receivers in Curtis Samuel and Terry McLaurin. However, they could use an upgrade at the slot position. Adam Humphries is not a long-term fix, and Amon-Ra St. Brown offers some interesting potential. While he probably won’t ever turn into a truly dominant force of nature, he knows how to get open and posted an 86th percentile burst score. He’d be the perfect third option in this offense and would make life a lot easier for any quarterback.
3rd Round – Davis Mills, QB
Davis Mills will not be ready to start as a rookie, but he doesn’t need to be. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Taylor Heinicke are capable of holding down the fort for a season as Mills adjusts to life in the NFL. While there is a reason he’s not one of the top quarterbacks in this class, there is a lot to like about the Stanford product. He’s fundamentally sound, throws with great touch and anticipation, and has an NFL-caliber arm, even if it’s not elite. If he can get rid of the one or two weekly head-scratching decisions and improve against pressure, he could be a pretty solid NFL quarterback.
4th Round – JaCoby Stevens, S
JaCoby Stevens is a jack of all trades, master of none that should find some NFL success with a creative enough defensive mind. One of the hardest parts of creating a defense in today’s NFL is finding players that can stop the run in nickel defense. Stevens excels in this role, as he can play in the box much like a linebacker while still offering decent coverage ability. While he’s too slow to play single-high deep, he can be a nice puzzle piece when in nickel.
5th Round – Joshua Kaindoh, EDGE
From a traits perspective, Joshua Kaindoh is an absolute steal in the fifth round. The Florida State product has the build, athleticism, and size to be a great player in the league, but the production simply wasn’t there in college. It’s a major red flag that he couldn’t consistently beat collegiate talent, but the right coaching staff might be able to unlock his potential. Don’t expect immediate contributions, but Kaindoh could turn into a good starter a few years down the line.
7th Round – Rachad Wildgoose, CB
I do not understand why Rachad Wildgoose keeps falling in mock drafts. The cornerback has a very aggressive style and is a little rough around the edges, he has all the traits teams look for and could very well develop into an above-average starter. This is basically an auto-pick and one of the easiest selections in this entire Washington Football Team mock draft.
7th Round – Malcolm Koonce, EDGE
This Washington Football Team mock draft finishes up with Buffalo’s Malcolm Koonce. It’s hard to say exactly how good the edge defender can be, as he didn’t exactly go up against the toughest competition in college. He’s not a great athlete and there is a very real chance that his solid technique won’t be enough to succeed at the NFL. However, in the seventh round, he’s worth a shot.
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