WFT’s likely options at pick No. 19
When Washington is on the clock with the No.19 overall pick, the assembled brain-trust, including head coach Ron Rivera and general manager Martin Mayhew, will most assuredly be looking at a specific block of players to choose from. Enter the draft argument of best player available versus position(s) of need.
In any draft year, the draft board may fall differently than expected, but this is why so many hours are put in every year by scouts, coaches, and highly-paid executives. Finding the right player, and maximizing the value of every draft choice, is so important to roster construction for sustained success.
The more popular choices being mocked to the Washington Football Team at pick No. 19 by various draft experts include:
- Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
- Christian Darrisaw, OL, Virginia Tech
- Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
- Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
- Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC
Noted tackle Christian Darrisaw from Virginia Tech seems to be the most likely pick for the Washington Football Team, if he’s still on the board that late into the first round. At 6-foot-5 and 322 pounds, Darrisaw shows immense potential as an NFL starter, and he could take over the left tackle position on Washington’s offensive line for the next decade. He checks all the boxes when it comes to athleticism, size, and technical proficiency.
The linebacker trio of Davis, Collins, and Owusu-Koromoah each come with their own individual strengths and weaknesses. However, each would fill a position of need and provide value at No. 19. Speed, strength, positional versatility and toughness are key traits of these players. All have tremendous upside, and each would arguably be an upgrade to an already solid WFT defense.
Of course, if any of the highly-ranked quarterbacks take an Aaron Rodgers-esque fall similar to the 2005 NFL Draft, then Washington will most certainly be lurking. In the unlikeliest of scenarios, if Justin Fields, Trey Lance, or Mac Jones were to fall, then that player might be the pick. For those hoping for Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence or BYU’s Zach Wilson, I’m sorry to break it to you, but those players seem destined to be selected by the Jaguars and Jets, respectively.
This draft presents an ideal scenario for the Washington Football Team. At No. 19 overall, it’s likely that they could have the best player available at the biggest position of need. For the Washington Football Team, the player chosen will hopefully manage to attain honors for the next decade, but being a contributor on a Super Bowl roster would undoubtedly be defined as a success.
The future will only tell us what is to come, but history has shown that nothing is impossible.
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