2021 Washington Football Team Mock Draft: Round 3, Pick 74
Will Pick: QB Davis Mills, Stanford
…That said, waiting until the third round to add Mills would be a much better move for Washington. Again, the upside is there with Mills, but he has just 438 passing attempts during his college career. It will probably take him a year or two before he’s ready to start.
Adding Mills and having him compete with Taylor Heinicke, Kyle Allen, and Ryan Fitzpatrick would be a solid move at the price of a third-round selection. If they go QB earlier, they should take a more polished product like Kellen Mond or Kyle Trask. But at this stage, Mills is a gamble that the team may think is worth taking.
Should Pick: S Jevon Holland, Oregon
Holland would be a better gamble than Mills, however. The former Oregon safety sat out the 2020 campaign because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in his previous two seasons as a starter for the Ducks, Holland racked up 108 tackles, 10 pass defenses, and nine interceptions as a big-time playmaker.
Holland can be a bit over-aggressive at times, but if he can develop into an instinctive centerfielder to pair with Kam Curl and Landon Collins, that would be a huge upgrade in Washington.
Dark Horse: WR Dyami Brown, North Carolina
Brown is a deep-threat receiver that averaged over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns the past two seasons combined and averaged 20 yards per catch or better in each campaign. He would add another speed element to the Washington offense and could allow Curtis Samuel to play in the slot.
That said, Washington is probably looking more for a versatile slot type, so Brown may not be their top choice. He’s still worth mentioning at the very least though.