Washington Football Team: Analyzing the recent history of picking No. 19 overall

Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2021 NFL Draft is only days away. The Washington Football Team will be on the clock at pick No. 19 overall. The last decade of draft history at pick No. 19 has had mixed results.

In just a few days now, the 2021 NFL Draft will thankfully be underway. We encourage you to continue reading the Washington Football Team related mock drafts on this website, but know that each of us is filled with excitement and just plain ready for the draft to start.

We all love mock drafts, but at some point, we just need to see what’s going to happen. Washington will of course be on the clock for the first time at pick No. 19, barring any trades.

This article will not be a mock draft, but briefly discussed in a bit will be some possible options for the WFT at pick No. 19, if in fact you haven’t read enough mock drafts to this point.

First, let’s take a look back at the last decade of NFL Draft history with a focus on those players selected at pick No.19. As a draft history enthusiast, I find it intriguing to see what caliber of player can found at any particular point of the draft. Draft history has a way of showing what kind of talent can be available at certain spots. Thus, it’s something to keep in mind.

After reviewing the players selected at No. 19 overall, beginning with the 2010 NFL Draft, history has shown mixed results in terms of career success. Success is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “a favorable or desired outcome.”

Since 2010, the players drafted at No.19 overall have combined for one Pro Bowl appearance and four Super Bowl rings. Each player has achieved their own version of success in their respective careers, but only a few truly stand out. Here are those players:

No. 19 Overall Picks from 2010-2020 NFL Draft

  • 2020: Damon Arnette, CB, Raiders
  • 2019: Jeffery Simmons, DL, Titans
  • 2018: Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Cowboys (Pro Bowl)
  • 2017: O.J. Howard, TE, Buccaneers (SB)
  • 2016: Shaq Lawson, DL, Bills
  • 2015: Cameron Erving, OL, Browns (SB)
  • 2014: Ja’Wuan James, OL, Dolphins
  • 2013: Justin Pugh, OL, Giants
  • 2012: Shea McClellin, LB,  Bears (SB)
  • 2011: Prince Amukamara, CB, Giants (SB)
  • 2010: Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Falcons