In Ron Rivera’s first year as the Washington Football Team’s head coach, the team made the playoffs, despite playing four quarterbacks over the course of the season. WFT got into the postseason, thanks to their defense, which played tremendous. Chase Young proved why he was worth the second overall pick as he anchored their defensive line.
Offensively, third-round pick running back Antonio Gibson was great value selection that gave WFT a consistent presence in the running game. This offseason, WFT signed veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who will likely be in the running to start. That being said, at No. 19 overall, Washington could draft another young quarterback to compete with the vet, select an offensive tackle or get an inside linebacker.
Washington Football Team 2021 Draft selections
No. 19: Jamin Davis, LB
No. 51: Samuel Cosmi, OL
No. 74: Benjamin St-Juste, DB
No. 82: Dyami Brown, WR
No. 124: John Bates, TE
No. 163: Darrick Forrest, S
No. 225: Cameron Cheeseman, LS
No. 240: William Bradley-King, DE
No. 246: Shaka Toney, DE
No. 258: Dax Milne, WR
Fantasy football impact
The Washington Football Team found a true home run threat with former North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Dyami Brown in the third round. He beat defenders to the end zone many times in college, but he will need work on short and medium routes to be trusted as a rookie. This is a boost to Ryan Fitzpatrick and the passing game, but Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel are the top two wideouts in this offense.