Johnson, Wright, Montez and Moss. Not the accounting firm. Washington Football Team’s undrafted free agents for 2020.
If history is a guide, there’s a decent chance at least one of them will make the final roster this year, and maybe even become an important contributor. We have already examined the fact that this is the smallest crop of UDFAs anyone can recall. And it is too early to make any kind of serious analysis of who will really make the team. (But that doesn’t stop me – Johnson and Moss are in. Wright and Montez to the practice squad.)
Today, while we are waiting for swabs to be taken and protocols to be ingrained, we’ll take a little stroll down memory lane. Today, while we drool over the possibility that actual football practices loom in the near future, let’s count down the greatest UDFAs in Washington Football Team history.
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If we go al the way back, the exercise becomes tricky. The draft didn’t come into existence until 1936, so some of Washington’s greatest players – such as HOFer Turk Edwards – were by definition UDFAs. Plus, to be honest, I feel better choosing guys I actually saw, and though I can go back into the ‘60s, 1970 feels like a good cut-off.
I’m nothing if not honest. Biased and subjective, yes. But always honest.