The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books. 259 players now have new homes. Almost assuredly, every team got every player they wanted exactly when they wanted to.
However, we are going to look at them through the prism of the way I thought they did. Did a team reach? Did they get a steal? How did that trade work out? Over the course of the next few weeks, I will recap every team’s draft class. Some will be solely be written word. Some will be accompanied by a video from the Deep Fried Draft YouTube channel with an expert from that team talking about their class.
Today, we look at the Washington Football Team.
WFT DRAFT CLASS
|3||74||CB||Benjamin St. Juste||Minnesota|
|3||82||WR||Dyami Brown||North Carolina|
|4||124||TE||John Bates||Boise State|
|7||246||EDGE||Shaka Toney||Penn State|
The Washington Football Team continued to build their defense in the first round. Kentucky LB Jamin Davis rose up draft boards at a quick pace. The former Wildcat, at 6’3” 234, blistered a 4.49 forty at his pro day. Davis was also one of the few defenders to cover Florida TE Kyle Pitts well this season.
Samual Cosmi was my #8 overall prospect. The athletic offensive tackle is likely headed to being the starting right tackle after the releases of Morgan Moses and Geron Christion.
North Carolina WR Dyami Brown isn’t Ja’Marr Chase but he isn’t that much less of a prospect either. Brown is an excellent downfield threat and great with the football in his hands. He just needs to be consistent with his hands. If Kelvin Harmon struggles with his injury recovery that could open the door for Brown to see significant rookie playing time.
Benjamin St.-Juste is a long-armed corner with decent ball skills. The position is deep in DC, so special teams early for BSJ.
Speaking of special teams, I expect that to be the route for Boise State TE John Bates and Cincinnati safety Darrick Forrest as well.
I had a second-round grade on Penn State edge rusher Shaka Toney. Toney actually produced more than his teammate Odafe Oweh who went in the first. Toney is an athletic playmaker who has the potential to play himself into the rotation. I also like Baylor edge William Bradley-King. It would surprise me if both he and Shaka Toney made the final roster.
BYU WR Dax Milne is likely heading for a practice squad spot. There are some things to like about his game, however.
They also drafted a long snapper. My opinions on this subject have been made very clear.
The lone undrafted free agent signed was Buffalo RB Jaret Patterson. He is a long shot to make the final roster but there weren’t many RBs more fun to watch in 2020 than Patterson.
The Washington Football Team signed the following undrafted free agents:
Jaret Patterson, RB, Buffalo
This concludes the 2021 NFL Draft Review series! Stay tuned! There are big changes coming to Deep Fried Draft and I can’t wait to share them with you.