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Washington Football Team Mock Draft Roundup 3.0


Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Washington Football Team Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Washington Football Team from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for Washington:

EDSFootball - Hanson (1/1)

19. Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

WFT drafted Dwayne Haskins around this spot (No. 15) a couple of drafts ago (2018), but they have already parted ways with him. As much as Alex Smith's return to the field has been a feel-good story for the presumptive winner of the Comeback Player of the Year award, the team could look to the future with Jones. Not that Smith wants to become a mentor for his heir apparent, like he was with Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City, but there are few quarterbacks in the league that would serve better in that type of role.

Jones has taken over for Tua Tagovailoa, the fifth pick in 2020, and has really hit the ground running in 2020 after getting a few starts following Tua's injury in 2019. Facing only SEC competition ahead of Alabama's CFB Playoff matchup against Notre Dame, Jones has completed 76.5% of his pass attempts and thrown for 3,739 yards (11.4 Y/A), 32 touchdowns and four interceptions.

San Diego Union Tribune (12/31)

19. Kyle Trask, QB, Florida

It's looking like a quarterback will definitely be the target with the release of Dwayne Haskins. Trask has legit pocket presence and a surprising touch for such a strong arm. He had a horrible Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma, but that doesn't erase a Heisman-worthy season. He had 43 touchdown passes (first in the nation) against only eight interceptions, 4,283 passing yards (first in the nation) and a QBR of 88.3 (tied for fifth in the nation).

Touchdown Wire - Schofield (12/31)

19. Mac Jones, QB, Alabama

There is going to be a fifth quarterback off the board, and from where I sit, that player might just be Mac Jones. Washington needs to address the position -- quarterback is likely their biggest question mark heading into 2021. Jones feels like a player Ron Rivera would love at the position. Jones has enough mobility to move around and create space as a passer, he is clean mechanically and is accurate in the short and intermediate areas of the field. Washington needs stability and consistency at the position, and Jones offers that and more.

PFF - Gayle (12/29)

19. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

Leatherwood is currently PFF's No. 21 overall player in the 2021 class. The smooth-moving Alabama offensive tackle has some of the best footwork in the class and is just scratching the surface on his potential as a former five-star recruit at 6-foot-6, 312 pounds.

CBS Sports - Wilson (12/29)

19. Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

The Football Team obviously needs a long-term answer at QB after cutting ties with Dwayne Haskins, and perhaps they'll be better positioned to do that should they end up missing the playoffs. As it stands, they're atop the NFC East and for now they're upgrading the O-line with one one the most athletic linemen in this class.

Pro Football Network - Miller (12/26)

19. Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida

For the love of all things holy, please do not line this man up with his hand in the dirt and ask him to block on a majority of snaps. If he's the first offensive position player drafted, it would not be a surprise.

Pitts will go out and test like a receiver, and his ability as a route runner isn't talked about enough. He is so good in contested and aerial situations that we ignore that he can make cornerbacks look silly with an impressive ability to change direction.

And Pitts can make any quarterback look good. He's used to doing that. That is why he was an easy name to place in this 2021 2-Round NFL Mock Draft.

PFF - Renner (12/23)

19. Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama

It's a shame Waddle broke his ankle so early on in the year because he was outproducing now-Heisman hopeful DeVonta Smith at the time. He averaged nearly 140 yards a game through his first four weeks, and Mac Jones had a perfect 158.3 passer rating when targeting the speedster. Good luck having two corners who can stick with both him and Terry McLaurin deep.

Bleacher Report - Miller (12/22)

19. Kyle Trask, QB, Florida

Will Washington give Dwayne Haskins Jr. another chance? Can it rely on Alex Smith? The answer to both questions appears to be negative. Outside of adding a veteran or bounce-back player such as Jimmy Garoppolo, it has to find someone Ron Rivera and the front office believe in. Trask isn't the most athletic quarterback, but his accuracy and decision-making are starter-level.

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