Five players Washington Football Team could consider claiming off waivers
3. TE Stephen Sullivan
The 2020 NFL Draft was weak at the tight end position which is one of the reasons that Washington passed on drafting players at the position. But if they can get a member of the draft class free of charge as they did with Thaddeus Moss, that may be a good move.
Stephen Sullivan was actually Moss’ teammate at LSU, and he could be a good pickup off waivers. The Seahawks opted to part ways with Sullivan because of the immense amount of talent they have at the tight end position. But Sullivan, a seventh-round pick, is a solid player who could have upside if given the opportunity to prove himself.
Sullivan has a well-built frame at 6-foot-5, 245 pounds and had success at LSU. He actually began his career as a receiver before moving to tight end in his final season. He only grabbed 12 catches for 130 yards, but thanks to his athletic ability, teams viewed his future at the position as bright.
Washington could use another tight end. Logan Thomas figures to be a decent top option for the team while Marcus Baugh and Jeremy Sprinkle back him up, but the team could use some longer-term upside at the position. Sullivan would provide that for sure and could be given a chance to develop on the bench.
Don’t be surprised if Washington pursue Sullivan or a Sullivan type on the waiver wire. There’s no downside to adding a great athlete with size and if he pans out, he could be a steal for the team.