For a team with no name, the Washington Football Team has had a great offseason addressing major needs. Focusing on the offense was important, but the team also added key pieces on the defensive side of the ball.
Bringing in Ryan Fitzpatrick, Curtis Samuel, William Jackon III, and franchise tagging Brandon Scherff were all A+ moves. With the rest of the NFC East also made some big moves, the team will need to hit in the draft and mainly in the first round.
Thanks to the great offseason to this point, the team has different positional options that they could fill with the 19th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Mac Jones had a sensational senior season at Alabama, leading the Crimson Tide to an undefeated National Championship season. Finishing the year with 4,500 yards for 41 touchdowns and four interceptions, Jones proved he could be a gunslinger and get the ball into his playmaker’s hands.
Currently, Jones is viewed by most as the fifth-best quarterback in the draft behind Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson, and Trey Lance. Jones has been projected to land all over the first round and, barring a trade down, he should land around picks 15 to 22.
If he lands with the Washington Football Team, they could bring Jones along slowly. Having Fitzpatrick in place allows them this opportunity. Instead of having to worry each offseason about what they are going to do at quarterback, Jones will be prepared by year two.
The biggest knock on Jones would be the fact that he has played with amazing supporting casts. At Alabama, he had the pleasure of playing with multiple first-round wideouts, running backs and offensive lineman. Washington has its fair share of special offensive players and if Jones is the pick for the WFT, they’re keeping an eye on both their present and future.