Washington Football Team: Ian’s final predictive 2021 NFL Draft mock

Penn State LB Micah Parsons. (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images)
Penn State LB Micah Parsons. (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images) /
3 of 3
Penn State LB Micah Parsons. (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images)
Penn State LB Micah Parsons. (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images) /

Predictive Mock – Picks 17-32

17. Las Vegas Raiders: Georgia CB Eric Stokes

The Raiders aren’t happy with Damon Arnette — but let’s be honest, they should have seen this coming. That pick was always bad, and they may try to force the issue by taking another CB in Round 1 this year. And, like the Raiders often do, they’ll probably reach again.

I like Stokes more than I liked Arnette, but this is too high for him.

18. Miami Dolphins: Alabama WR DeVonta Smith

DeVonta Smith was one of the players in consideration for the Dolphins in the top ten. There are a few high-quality defensive players left on the board, but the value is too great here. Tua Tagovailoa gets a familiar weapon, and the Dolphins absolutely load up on the offensive side of the ball.

19. Washington Football Team: Kentucky LB Jamin Davis

Yes, this is my bold prediction. Micah Parsons slips to No. 19 overall, and the Washington Football Team takes Jamin Davis instead. I love Davis personally. I have Parsons rated higher, but both have tons of potential.

In the end, I think Washington might like Davis’ character better than Parsons’ character. Character is always big for Ron Rivera.

As a side note, I think the best move for the Washington Football Team is to move up for Justin Fields or Trey Lance. But I think one of their fatal flaws will be complacency here.

20. Chicago Bears: Northwestern CB Greg Newsome II

The Bears could go a number of different ways here, but the cornerback board fell very favorably for them. They’re able to get the hometown kid, Greg Newsome II, who can start to help them rebuild their cornerback room, in a vital season.

21. New Orleans Saints (via IND): Penn State LB Micah Parsons

The Saints love to trade up for players. They love to trade up even when it’s not cost-effective to trade up, and they can because they’re the Saints. The QB action will prevent them from moving into the top ten for a CB, but with Parsons slipping to No. 21, they have to pounce.

22. Tennessee Titans: Oklahoma State OT Teven Jenkins

The Titans thought they were drafting an absolute mauler last year in Isaiah Wilson. Instead, Wilson was cut just a year into his career after failing to make the most of his opportunity. Jenkins won’t make the same mistake, and he offers the same brutal upside that Wilson did.

23. New York Jets: Alabama RB Najee Harris

This would be weird. But Najee Harris is bound to have plenty of fans. Yeah, he’s a running back, but he’s a very, very good running back. And with a pick right outside the first round, the Jets can afford to overpay to boost up their offense around Zach Wilson.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah

It’s not a pressing need for the Steelers, but if Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah falls this far, they have to capitalize. Owusu-Koramoah might fall, because he’s a bit underweight, and his fit is somewhat ambiguous. But for strong defensive mind Mike Tomlin, he can be a very good player.

25. Jacksonville Jaguars: TCU S Trevon Moehrig

At this point, Christian Barmore and Gregory Rousseau — two players often projected to this pick — might fall outside the first round. There are a lot of potential value deals here, but for Jacksonville, the chance to pick the best safety off the board might be too enticing.

26. Cleveland Browns: Ohio State LB Baron Browning

This could happen. The Browns need linebacker help and they need more EDGE help, even after signing Jadeveon Clowney. Baron Browning is the most athletic linebacker in this class, and he has the size to have some EDGE-LB versatility.

It’s a bit too high for him, but teams do this. And teams with good rosters don’t feel as bad about doing this.

27. Baltimore Ravens: USC OT Alijah Vera-Tucker

The slide for Alijah Vera-Tucker ends here. The sheer depth of this class on the offensive side of the ball will push a lot of talented tackles down the board. Vera-Tucker deserves to be considered much earlier, and he’ll give the Ravens an immediate impact player on the line.

28. Indianapolis Colts (via NO): Notre Dame OT Liam Eichenberg

Pro Football Network insider Tony Pauline reported earlier today that the Colts like Liam Eichenberg a lot, and could take him in Round 1. If he’s in consideration at No. 21, then he’ll no doubt be a favorite at No. 28, after a trade back.

29. Green Bay Packers: Florida State CB Asante Samuel Jr.

After the Packers shocked everyone last offseason, everyone thinks they’ll fall back to Earth and do something predictable this offseason. I’m not falling for it. They need receivers and linebackers still, but they could also use more talent at CB, and Asante Samuel Jr. is another sleeper on the board.

30. Buffalo Bills: Texas EDGE Joseph Ossai

With only one EDGE coming off the board to this point, the Bills have a lot of talent to choose from. But Jaelan Phillips and Azeez Ojulari both have injury red flags. Ronnie Perkins isn’t an elite athlete, and Gregory Rousseau isn’t a perfect fit.

That’s why I think Joseph Ossai surprises, and makes it into Round 1. He is an elite athlete, with the length, red-hot motor, and clean bill of health to be a worthwhile investment.

31. Baltimore Ravens: Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore

Normally, I would pick Rashod Bateman here. But Elijah Moore has been getting a ton of late first-round buzz. He’s only a slot receiver, but in his limited role, he has a chance to be one of the best in the NFL. Lane Kiffin compared him to Steve Smith.

The Ravens, who enjoyed Smith’s services from  2014 to 2016, might agree with that comp.

32. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Miami EDGE Jaelan Phillips

Health aside, Jaelan Phillips can potentially be considered the best edge rusher in this class. He has a lengthy injury history, but the Buccaneers roster is already stacked, so they can afford to take risks. He has sky-high potential in a rotation with Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaquil Barrett.

Next. Jacob's final 2021 NFL Draft mock: 49ers take Lance. dark

What do you think the Washington Football Team will do tonight in the 2021 NFL Draft? Let us know in the comments section below, and stay tuned for more updates regarding the Washington Football Team.