Continuing to build the Washington Football Team with an exciting four-round 2021 NFL mock draft.
The Washington Football Team is undergoing a truly unique transition. Not only is this a young team that is clearly in rebuilding mode, but they are also working through a complete rebrand with a new head coach leading the way.
While the Washington Football Team is still early in the rebuilding process, there is plenty to be excited about with this franchise going forward. New head coach Ron Rivera gives Washington a stable presence in the locker room and a guy who they can count on to lead this process. Rivera is not the most exciting football mind in the game, but his experience and leadership ability should help stabilize this team and give them a chance to compete quickly.
There is also plenty of interesting talent on their roster to work with going forward. Adding Chase Young to an already loaded defensive line unit gives them a potentially dominant group to build their defense around. The rest of their defense still needs plenty of work, but having that kind of talent up front is a great place to start.
Offensively, second-year wide receiver Terry McLaurin stands out as the most exciting piece. McLaurin was a consistent playmaker as a rookie last season, despite playing in a less than ideal situation. Fellow wide receivers Kelvin Harmon, Antonio Gandy-Golden, Steven Sims and rookie running back Antonio Gibson stand out as potentially dynamic offensive weapons for Washington going forward as well.
A majority of the short and long-term success of the Washington Football Team comes down to second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Haskins had an up-and-down rookie season and will have to show significant improvement in 2020 if he expects to be the long-term starter for this franchise. Haskins is undoubtedly talented, but this coaching staff does not have any attachment to him. If he struggles, finding a replacement has to be considered.
With Washington unlikely to be competitive during the 2020 season, it is fair to look forward a bit. Sure, there is a lot of interesting talent already on the roster, but there are also obvious flaws and positions of weakness on both sides of the ball. The 2021 NFL Draft will be extremely important for this team as they look to build around this solid young core of players.
In this post, we are going to look forward and go through a four-round 2021 NFL mock draft for the Washington Football Team. Who are some logical players for them to be targeting? Let’s take a look.
Note: This mock draft was completed using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine.