Washington Football Team 2022 Mock Draft: Elite Talent Or QB Round 1?

Kyle Hamilton, 2022 NFL Draft, 2022 NFL Mock Draft. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Taylor Heinicke, 2022 NFL Draft, Washington Football Team
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The Washington Football Team land an elite player and an intriguing quarterback prospect in this 2022 mock draft.

After a season that saw the Washington Football Team reach the postseason and go toe-to-toe with the Bucs in the wild card round, expectations were high entering the 2021 season. Washington gave Taylor Heinicke, who drove some late season heroics, some competition with the addition of Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Alas, the “repeat curse” of the NFC East reared its head, and Washington struggled this season. Fitzpatrick got hurt early in the season, and Heinicke took over quickly. He had his ups and downs, and really looks like a high quality backup going forward. The defense lost Chase Young for the season, and rookie Jamin Davis had a rough first season.

Washington Football Team Mock Draft

This offseason, the Washington Football Team will have their sights set on the quarterback position. They signed Charles Leno to a three year extension, which helps alleviate concerns with the offensive line. It’s possible Brandon Scherff ends up somewhere else, but Samuel Cosmi played very solid, especially in the run game, and there are young guys who can provide depth. There are weapons in place in the passing game and a strong running back in Antonio Gibson.

Will Washington be in the mix for the top signal-callers who could be traded? It doesn’t seem likely, so then that focus shifts to the 2022 NFL Draft. It’s a class with questions and prospects that need coaches to adapt to their strengths and hide weaknesses while they develop. In this Washington Football Team mock draft, we explore a possibility of waiting at quarterback while drafting a top prospect first. Off we go!