Fighting Chance’s 2021 NFL Draft Recap: Washington Football Team
The 2021 NFL Draft dust is now starting to settle now that we've got each pick in stone after months (and I do mean MONTHS) of speculation, scrutiny, and an endless amount of social media chattering and shouting into the void. We're ready for a whole new wave of scrutiny with a layer of optimism or pessimism depending on each team's selection.
Today, we tackle the Washington Football Team, so let's see what they did in this year's NFL Draft!
Who the Football Team selected:
R1: Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
R2: OT Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
R3: CB Benjamin St-Juste, CB, Minnesota
R3: WR Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina
R4: TE John Bates, TE, Boise State
R4: S Darrick Forrest, S, Cincinnati
R6: LS Camaron Cheeseman, LS, Michigan
R7: EDGE William Bradley-King, EDGE, Baylor
R7: EDGE Shaka Toney, EDGE, Penn State
R7: WR Dax Milne, WR, BYU
The Fantasy Impact:
Let's be honest the only impactful player in this group is Dyami Brown, who they selected in the 3rd round. Add this 4.43 speedster to the track team in the nation's capital and get ready for deep balls galore. Mind you, he would be the SLOWEST of the Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, Brown triumvirate.
I don't see Brown being draftable for re-draft purposes. Leave him on the wire and see what shakes out. For dynasty, in my opinion, he's a 3rd round pick. When you are the 3rd WR on your own team, I don't see high hopes anytime soon for fantasy relevance.
The Bottom Line:
The Football Team is poised to win the NFC East again. An elite defense returns and newcomer QB Ryan Fitzpatrick should add more stability under center than we saw in 2020.
The Football Team added beef on the O-Line with their second-round selection of Samuel Cosmi. He should help bolster a line that will open holes for Antonio Gibson. The second year back is seeing his ADP skyrocket this Spring. In NFFC best-ball drafts, he's going off the board as RB13 in the middle of round 2. I love all the pieces of this offense in 2021. QB competence goes a long way. Things should be fun for the WFT. Get in early!