The Washington Football Team already made big moves this offseason, but hitting in the draft could take them to the next level.
After a free agency period, that saw the Washington Football Team sign Ryan Fitzpatrick, William Jackson III, and Curtis Samuel the team likely feels they can return to the playoffs and win a game. They filled needs with all three of those major signings and arguably improved their team as a whole.
In year two of the Ron Rivera era, Washington is trending up after strong drafting last year. Chase Young, Antonio Gibson, and Kamren Curl all had a major impact in the team’s run to the playoffs. The NFC East as a whole should be stronger in 2021, but Washington could be seen at the top of the pecking order especially after another strong draft.
*Note: This mock draft was made using the nfldraftdatabase.com draft simulator.
Protecting Ryan Fitzpatrick should be the priority if all the top quarterbacks in the draft are gone by the time Rivera and company are on the clock at pick No. 19 in the 2021 NFL Draft. Teven Jenkins has soared up draft boards over the offseason and it is possible that he doesn’t even last this long.
Jenkins was a mauler during his time at Oklahoma State helping running back Chuba Hubbard dominate in 2019. He was a mainstay at right tackle for the Cowboys, but many scouts believe he should have a seamless transition to left tackle if need be.
Offensive tackle isn’t a sexy pick and the Washington Football Team will have options at wide receiver or linebacker, but Jenkins would be the best player available and would fill the biggest need the Washington Football Team currently has on their roster.