Washington Football Team Mock Draft: Upper-round trades only

Tulsa EDGE/LB Zaven Collins. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Tulsa EDGE/LB Zaven Collins. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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Stanford QB Davis Mills. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Stanford QB Davis Mills. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Washington Football Team Round 4 picks

The Washington Football Team is now armed with two picks in the fourth round.

Davis Mills, Quarterback, Stanford – 6-foot-4, 220 pounds

Davis Mills has attracted the attention of scouts and analysts in recent months, but he still must be viewed through a prism of long-term development and nothing more.

Can he become a starter within two or three years?  It’s possible, but his development should be viewed as an investment and not a quick fix.  In a few years, Mills can become a quality starter.  However, the Washington Football Team will need to be patient and spend the time to mold him into an NFL quarterback.

The positives include an ability to play under center and in a spread formation.  Short and intermediate passes are usually accurate and well-timed.  Good size for an NFL quarterback.  His ceiling is quite good – plenty of room for improvement.  Mills can roll out and pass with authority.  He has an uncanny ability to dodge pass rushers.

The negatives include a general lack of experience.  He lacks downfield mobility and speed in the open field.  Mills needs improvement with his deep passes.  He will take unnecessary chances and pass into congested coverage schemes too often.

Deonte Brown, Offensive Guard, Alabama – 6-foot-3, 345 pounds

When Deonte Brown appeared at the Senior Bowl, he was the size of Georgia.  Since that time, he has slimmed down to the size of Mississippi.

All joking aside, Brown did shed 20 pounds recently and it has boosted his stock from a late-round question mark to a legitimate middle-round prospect.  He is a solid run mauler and a good pass protector.  Brown will need a few games to adjust to the NFL, but he will be a starter much sooner than fans may realize.

Other Possible Fourth Round Targets:

  • Austin Watkins, Wide Receiver, Alabama-Birmingham
  • Monty Rice, Linebacker, Georgia
  • Hunter Long, Tight End, Boston College
  • Jamie Newman, Quarterback, Wake Forest
  • Caden Stearns, Free Safety, Texas
  • Dylan Moses, Linebacker, Alabama
  • Rhamondre Stevenson, Running Back, Oklahoma