Christian Darrisaw, Offensive Tackle, Virginia Tech – 6-5, 315
During the first few games of 2020, the Washington Football Team was having several issues along the offensive line. A bit of retooling made the unit better, but Christian Darrisaw is a left tackle who can help elevate the offensive line to solid levels – possibly elite levels. Darrisaw takes pride in dominating his opponents on each play and is a likely starter as a rookie.
Kyle Pitts, Tight End, Florida – 6-5, 240
Each year there are players who are considered to be generational talents at their respective positions. Washington was able to select such a talent in the first round in 2020 (Chase Young) and could do so again if Kyle Pitts is there at the 19th overall selection.
He could slide to the Burgundy and Gold if enough teams, as expected, load up on quarterbacks, wide receivers, tackles, and linebackers. Pitts can block, especially as an F tight end. He can line up outside as a receiver and play tight to the line, obviously.
Verdict: Taking either player at 19 is a solid move. Let’s give the edge to Darrisaw. You can never have enough players in the trenches on either side of the ball.