Five potential Washington Football Team prospects to watch in the Alabama vs. Ohio State National Championship Game.
The Washington Football Team is officially in offseason mode after their Wild Card Round loss at the hands of Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The effort they put forth in that game was a strong one and after the excellent season they had, the future is looking bright for the team.
But, to be truly competitive, the team will need to make some upgrades this season. While NFL free agency will come first, the 2021 NFL Draft will be where Washington continues to add key building blocks to their young core.
In recent seasons, the team has targeted players from the Alabama and Ohio State programs, for better or for worse. In fact, since the 2017 NFL Draft, the team has taken a player from either program in the first round. They were Jonathan Allen (2017, Alabama), Daron Payne (2018, Alabama), Dwayne Haskins (2019, Ohio State), and Chase Young (2020, Ohio State).
Haskins didn’t pan out, but the other three have turned into core players on the team’s borderline elite defensive line. The team has also targeted the likes of Terry McLaurin, Ryan Anderson, and Ross Pierschbacher in recent drafts, so it’s clear that they don’t just like the top-tier talent from these programs.
With that said, Washington will surely be watching the College Football Playoff matchup between Alabama and Ohio State closely tonight. They are two of the best programs in the country and have countless prospects that could make sense for the team in the draft.
Here’s a look at five players the team should watch closely, as they could look good in the Burgundy and Gold during the 2021 NFL season.