The Washington Football Team will be looking to add talent in the 2021 NFL Draft. History has shown us that quality players can be found even in the later rounds.
When the Washington Football Team is on the clock at pick No. 19 in the 2021 NFL Draft, the organization and fan base alike will have massive expectations that the chosen player will come in an be a contributor for the next decade.
The moment Washington drafted Chase Young second overall in 2020, he was expected to make an instant impact. Some even projected he would be a wearing gold jacket when his career was over. When Robert Griffin III was selected second overall in 2012 he was expected to become a transcendent player who would change the future of the franchise.
Being selected in the early rounds comes with hefty expectations, while late-round draft picks on the other hand don’t typically come with much expectations at all. The hope is that those late round picks can just stick with the club to at least become quality depth over time.
This article in particular is going to rank the five best late-round draft picks throughout recent Washington Football Team draft history, dating back to 2010.
These five players in WFT draft history overcame the odds of being drafted late by demonstrating excellence on the field, consistent toughness, and a strong work ethic.