Washington Football Team: Way-too-early 2021 mock draft prediction

Dwayne Haskins, Washington Football Team (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Dwayne Haskins, Washington Football Team
LANDOVER, MD – DECEMBER 22: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Washington Football Team scrambles with the ball in the first half against the New York Giants at FedExField on December 22, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

The Washington Football Team has a new temporary name and a new era of football to build.

There will be a new era of football in the Nation’s Capital as the Washington football program has retired their former nickname and will now be called the Washington Football Team.

Even as a placeholder for the new mascot, it’s going to be weird but will certainly fit right in with the rest of 2020.

I’ve been alive for over 30 years, and this is one of the most significant and substantial things to happen in sports in my entire lifetime.

Washington realized its nickname was an antiquated and certainly not endearing way of referring to the native people of this country, and as sponsors made major moves including FedEx and Nike, Washington moved forward with retiring the old nickname and ushering in the new.

As the focus shifts to football now, how will the Washington Football Team move forward into their new era not only as a franchise but with Ron Rivera as their head coach?

Will they be among the league’s resurgent teams in 2020? Will they be picking in the top 10 again? How confident are they in Dwayne Haskins, who struggled some in his rookie season?

If Haskins can improve in 2020, the Washington Football Team will probably not be in a position to pick some of the guys they will pick in this mock draft.

For now, I remain conflicted.

I think the additions of Ron Rivera and Chase Young alone make the Washington Football Team one of the most improved teams in the NFL, and if they can stay healthy, they could make some noise in the NFC East.

If they’re picking in the top three like they are in The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Simulator, they’ve got to be going quarterback…right?

I’m going to propose some different ideas in here for the Washington Football Team.

I think there’s a good chance they won’t be picking this high and I have faith in Dwayne Haskins going forward. Let’s see what kind of draft the Washington Football Team could put together in a way-too-early 2021 NFL mock draft scenario with a high pick but also the idea that they will continue building around Haskins.