the 2021 nfl draft is complete and washington has added several key pieces to improve its roster. Washington filled a linebacker need in the first round, drafting Kentucky product Jamin Davis at No. 19 selection.
washington tackled both sides of the ball on day 2, using their second-round pick on offensive tackle samuel cosmi (no. 51) and their pair of third-round picks on cornerback benjamin st-juste (no. 74) and brown dyami wide receiver (no. 82).
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washington added tight end john bates, safety darrick forrest, snapper shrimp cheeseman, linebacker william bradley-king, defensive end shaka toney and wide receiver dax milne on day 3 after acquiring two picks from the eagles in the sixth and seventh round.
here is a summary of the washington draft:
- 1 milne is washington’s final pick in the 2021 draft
- 2 washington elects captain toney from penn state
- 3 bradley-king selected at no. 240
- 4 washington drafts aspiring dentist, longsnapper at no. 225
- 5 washington acquires two 2021 picks from eagles
- 6 washington adds much needed security with forrest at no. 163
- 7 washington selects you bat in fourth round
- 8 washington selects wr brown at no. 82
- 9 washington joins secondary with st-juste at no. 74
- 10 washington selects cosmi with a second-round pick
- 11 teams changing places on day 2
- 12 washington selects jamin davis at no. 19 selection
- 13 nfc east’s rivals make trades on draft day
- 14 49ers select trey lance with no. 3 overall selection
milne is washington’s final pick in the 2021 draft
With the second-to-last pick in the draft and Washington’s final pick of the year, the football team selected by wide receiver Dax Milne at No. 258.
After beginning his college career as a walk-on, Milne caught 70 passes for a team-high 1,188 yards in 2020 and scored eight times over the course of 12 games.
washington elects captain toney from penn state
washington took penn state defensive end shaka toney at no. 246 in the 2021 draft.
The Penn State captain was one of the first-team Big Ten and led the team with 5.0 sacks.
washington didn’t draft a qb because it didn’t really want one
bradley-king selected at no. 240
With the 240th pick in the 2021 nfl draft, washington selected linebacker william bradley-king from baylor.
bradley-king was a two-time all-second defensive end at arkansas state before transferring to baylor for the 2020 season, where he earned a big 12 honorable mention.
washington drafts aspiring dentist, longsnapper at no. 225
the eagles exchanged their no. 225 to washington, and the football team drafted longsnapper shrimp cheeseman from michigan.
Arguably the second-best long snapper in this class behind ohio state’s thomas fletcher, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound cheeseman walked to the wolverines in 2018 and opted out of the 2020 season because there was no one scholarship available. . Cheeseman trained for the NFL in his hometown of New Albany, Ohio, while attending dental school at Ohio State.
washington acquires two 2021 picks from eagles
the washington football team will add a few more players than expected in the 2021 nfl draft.
washington traded a 2022 fifth-round pick to the eagles for a pair of 2021 draft picks: a sixth-round pick (#225) and a seventh-round pick (#240).
The football team started the day without a sixth-round pick, having traded him to the raiders for david sharpe in 2020. They get that pick back and also have three total picks in the seventh round (no. 246 and no. 258).
washington adds much needed security with forrest at no. 163
the washington football team continued to add to its secondary in the fifth round by selecting cincinnati safety darrick forrest at no. 163 pick in the draft. washington used its third-round pick on cornerback benjamin st-juste and now adds forrest to the mix, possibly to compete at free safety, a clear position of need.
forrest, 6-foot-0, 200 pounds, had 200 tackles, six interceptions and 12 passes defensed in cincinnati, where he started for three years.
washington selects you bat in fourth round
Washington tight end Logan Thomas, nearly 30 years old and playing 93 percent of the snaps offensively last season, was not a good match.
the washington football team needed more depth at the position and got it in the fourth round by drafting boise state tight end john bates at no. 124 overall selection. At 6-foot-6 and 256 pounds, Bates had 47 receptions for 579 yards and two touchdowns in 46 games at Boise State.
todd mcshay of espn said bates “catches the ball as well as any tight end in this class other than [kyle] pitts.” pits was selected no. 4 overall for atlanta.
washington selects wr brown at no. 82
the washington football team has given ryan fitzpatrick another wide receiver to throw.
The receiving corps review continued when Washington drafted North Carolina wide receiver Dyami Brown at No. 82 pick in the draft. It was a position that wasn’t considered a pressing need entering the draft, as the team brought in Curtis Samuel and Adam Humphries in free agency to play alongside Terry McLaurin. But the 6-foot-1, 189-pound brunet, whom Mel Kiper described as a “major second or late first” round pick, was too good to pass up as a top deep threat in the draft. .
Brown posted consecutive 1,000+ yard seasons in North Carolina, with 20 touchdowns over a two-year span.
washington joins secondary with st-juste at no. 74
the washington football team continued to add pieces to an already strong defense, using their first third-round pick in benjamin st-juste, a cornerback from minnesota.
At 6-foot-6 and 202 pounds, st-juste has an impressive 80-inch wingspan that aids in coverage against larger receivers. The Montreal native spent two seasons at the University of Michigan before transferring to Minnesota, totaling 62 tackles in 30 games.
The pick used to take st-juste was acquired from the 49ers in the trent williams trade. Washington has another third-round pick at no. 82.
washington selects cosmi with a second-round pick
The Washington football team still doesn’t have its quarterback of the future, but now it has a player who will one day help protect it.
washington opted not to use its second-round pick (51st overall) on one of the available second-tier quarterbacks like stanford’s davis mills or florida’s kyle trask, using it instead on lineman texas offensive samuel cosmi. The highly athletic, 6-foot-6, 314-pound tackle was the first team’s No. 12 last season. He helps Washington address one of his most glaring needs, with the team still looking for a long-term solution at left tackle since trading Trent Williams.
teams changing places on day 2
ahead of the washington pick at no. 51, the Broncos traded to the Dolphins to take UNC RB Javonte “Pokkie” Williams at No. 35.
Bengals traded pick no. 38 pick to the Patriots, while the Panthers traded the 39 pick to the Bears. The Panthers also traded the 151st pick to the Bears for Chicago’s 52nd, 83rd and 204th picks.
transactions continued before the no. 51 with the giants trading no. 42 to the dolphins and san francisco trade no. 43 to las vegas.
washington selects jamin davis at no. 19 selection
the washington football team had a hole at linebacker ahead of the 2021 nfl draft and filled it by selecting jamin davis. the kentucky product is a versatile option for washington. his speed allows him to play all over the field. This pick responds to complaints from Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio about the club’s lb moves, especially after Kevin Pierre-Louis left in free agency.
after choosing chase young with no. Drafted No. 2 in 2020, Washington chose to continue adding key pieces to his defense. Davis is a great addition and his versatility could enhance what is already a solid defense.
nfc east’s rivals make trades on draft day
every division rival washington football team made trades on draft day. the cowboys dealt the no. 10 pick to the eagles for no. 12 pick and a 2021 third-round pick. The Eagles then selected Alabama wide receiver Devonta Smith at No. 10 while the Cowboys selected Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons. the giants dealt the no. 11 to the Bears, who used the pick to select Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. in return, the giant received the number of the bears. 20, which New York used to draft wide receiver Kadarius Toney, along with a 2021 fifth-round pick and 2022 first- and fourth-round picks.
49ers select trey lance with no. 3 overall selection
the 49ers drafted trey lance at no. No. 3 pick in the 2021 nfl draft. The former north dakota state quarterback had been linked to washington in recent weeks, with the burgundy and gold considering trading if lance had remained on the board beyond the first five selections.
with lance off the board, mac jones, the qb the 49ers were heavily tied to, or justin fields began to drop. neither made it to washington at no. 19, however, when the fields went to the bears and the new england patriots took jones at no. 15.
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