Washington Football Team works out seven players, four WRs
By Ian Cummings
The Washington Football Team came out of Sunday’s action 1-0, but their performance also yielded information on areas that needed improving.
Most of that improvement proved to be necessary on the offensive side of the ball, where the Washington Football Team struggled to gain progress for the better half of the first two quarters, and even into the second half.
Even when the Washington Football Team’s offense did score points, they often benefited from positive field position given to them by their defense, which logged three turnovers and two fourth-down stops on the day.
Washington apparently sought out to prospect the free agent ranks for potential help at wide receiver today; they worked out seven players, four of whom were wide receivers. The other three, two tight ends and a quarterback, also constituted offensive positions.
Here is the list of the players Washington worked out on Monday. Most of these players can be considered developmental at best. The list was acquired from Washington Post reporter Nicki Jhabvala.
Washington Football Team Monday Workouts
- WR Jeff Badet
- WR Hakeem Butler
- WR Quartney Davis (R)
- TE Codey McElroy
- WR Dillon Mitchell
- TE Temarrick Hemingway
- QB J’Mar Smith (R)
The most recognizable name on the list of workouts is Hakeem Butler, a 2019 fourth-round pick for the Arizona Cardinals who sat out his rookie season with an injury, and was then released during roster cuts earlier this month. Butler is known for his athleticism, having logged a 4.48 40-yard dash, a 128-inch broad jump, and a 36-inch vertical jump at 6-foot-5, 227 pounds.
The other receivers on the list also present intriguing physical tools. Jeff Badet, an undrafted free agent from Oklahoma back in 2018, ran a 4.27 40-yard dash and logged a 39.5-inch vertical jump and a 131-inch broad jump at his pro day. Those are elite athletic numbers, even at 5-foot-11, 182.
Dillon Mitchell and Quartney Davis both posted similar NFL Combine measurements, measuring around 6-foot-1, 200 pounds each. Mitchell, an Oregon product, posted 4.46 speed and a 36.5-inch vertical, while Davis, an undrafted rookie from Texas A&M, logged a 4.54 40-yard dash and a 35.5-inch vertical.
It remains to be seen whether the Washington Football Team will sign any of these wide receivers, or onboard a tight end. But several of these players have athletic traits which could help supplement Washington with the dynamic ability they seek from their pass-catching group.