The Washington Football Team needs answers opposite of Terry McLaurin. Four prospects fit the mold for what this team needs going forward.
The Washington Football Team has a great selection of picks within the top 100. Four picks, four within the top 85 of the draft can help this organization build a balanced roster.
With an offense that barely stayed afloat long enough to win their NFC East division championship, the first since 2015, Washington cannot go into the 2021 season with a sense of similarity on that side of the football.
Building a much more fluid and dynamic group must be at the top of Washington’s priority list so that this team can become a more complete unit going forward. Washington can’t go into next season with a group that resembles the one we saw last season, one that gave a top ten defense little to no room for error.
The Washington Football Team has the bulk of their issues on the offensive side of the football. From both the Y and Z wideouts to left tackle and the even more obvious one, quarterback. Considering their first pick is near the back half of the first round, the likelihood of Washington snagging a premier quarterback, tackle, or cornerback prospect is slim to none.
But picking at No. 19, they still have a high chance of selecting one of the top three wide receiver prospects in this class. Furthermore, with four picks within the top 85, they can draft two of the top six or seven prospects from their respective position groups.
The wideout group for the 2021 NFL Draft is loaded. Speed, route running, versatility, this group is the best we’ve seen in years, if not ever. It blows away the group we saw last season, one that was littered with “can’t miss” talent and explosiveness at all three levels of the passing game.
Washington has a real chance of selecting true difference makers at the skill positions around whatever QB is under center for them next season. Without an upgrade at the skill positions around QB1, you can expect a lot of the same inconsistencies from this offense going forward.
The team can address a more significant need in Round 1. Considering they can find WR2 and their starting Y and Z wideouts in this draft, they’ll likely hold off on selecting one in the first round. But in Rounds 2-4, the likelihood of them taking two mightily increases.
There’s a ton of ways they can go, from a polished interior wideout like Amon-Ra St. Brown to a big, fast possession wideout like Nico Collins. There are four who fit the mold better than most, four that fit beautifully in Scott Turner’s offense and will surely be difference makers at the next level.