Washington Football Team Mock Draft: Upper-round trades only

Tulsa EDGE/LB Zaven Collins. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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Tulsa LB Zaven Collins. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports
Tulsa LB Zaven Collins. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports /

The Washington Football Team is days away from adding new prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft and they could be actively trading picks in various rounds.

When the Washington Football Team won the 2020 NFC East title, it had a major effect on their draft status for 2021.  Instead of picking inside the top 10 each round, the Burgundy and Gold will be adding players with the 19th overall pick in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and seventh rounds.

It’s a hefty price to pay, but winning titles should be the goal of any organization each year.

A few days ago, we produced a mock draft that featured lower round trades and today’s mock will focus on upper round trades.  The 2021 NFL Draft is very unpredictable right now and trying to forecast any trade is extremely challenging.

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Will Washington try to move forward in the first round and secure their franchise quarterback of the future?  How about a trade down in the first round and acquire a bounty of additional picks in later rounds?  There are several team needs and Washington is still in a rebuild mode under the Ron Rivera regime.

If more picks are added, then Washington could fill many team needs in next week.  The focus should be on free safeties, linebackers, offensive tackles, and tight ends.  With additional draft choices, each of those needs could be filled.

However, if the Washington Football Team decides that it is time to trade for a franchise quarterback, draft capital will need to be sacrificed to make such a trade.  You will see what we believe could happen with today’s mock draft.

In the days before the draft, we will have a comprehensive look at Washington’s draft possibilities and one final mock draft.  That mock will not be devoted to any specialties.  It will be a simple analysis of what could happen during all three days of the draft.

With all of the specialty mocks, the objective was to present many prospects for you to consider and examine.  Now is the time to focus on the most logical choices and present them to you in a clear and concise manner.  Let’s get right to it!