In this Washington Football Team mock draft, quarterback is addressed in the first, and a couple picks help alleviate the issues in the secondary.
It hasn’t been the season that the Washington Football Team envisioned. Hoping to repeat as NFC East champs after a sub-.500 division title, Washington went out and stayed aggressive in free agency, signing Ryan Fitzpatrick to elevate the quarterback position, William Jackson III to be their number one corner, and Curtis Samuel to add another threat in the passing game. They even signed Charles Leno late in the offseason to help out the offensive line.
So far, it hasn’t been great. They’ve started 2-4 on the heels of a close loss to the Chargers, a controversial win against the Giants, and a couple rough losses to the Saints and Bills. After Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, Washington now faces both the Packers and Bucs in the next three weeks, with Carolina, Las Vegas, and two meetings with the Cowboys down the stretch.
A turnaround is possible to push for a wild card spot, but it has to happen quick. Still, this feels like a team that will be gearing up for the offseason and 2022 NFL Draft to reload and contend in 2022. What could the draft look like for Washington next year? Let’s take a look with this early mock.
*Note: this mock was completed using the NFL Mock Draft Database simulator.
Washington Football Team 2022 Mock Draft
Round 1, 11th Overall: Matt Corral, QB, Mississippi
It’s an interesting quarterback class to say the least, and fit will be important when the Washington Football Team makes this decision. It could come via trade up, but for now, they land Mississippi’s Matt Corral here.
Corral’s stock was all over the place heading into the season. While he made some excellent throws and had the mobility to extend plays the past two seasons, there were some serious decision making issues, especially in 2020, that made him a high-variance player.
Corral has quelled those issues so far in 2021, as he’s being much smarter with the football in addition to flashing some excellent placement on the football from the pocket and when moved off of his mark. He’s got the quick release for the RPO/quick game, and generates good velocity on the football to challenge tight windows.
With three weapons at receiver who can challenge every level of the field, adding Corral could get the offense to a different level in 2022.