2021 Washington Football Team Mock Draft: Round 5, Pick 163
Will Pick: TE Tre’ McKitty, Georgia
McKitty had just six catches for 108 yards and a TD last year at Georgia, but he played in only four games. More importantly, he has a nice frame (6-foot-5, 245 pounds) and profiles as a solid No. 2 tight end at the next level.
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At the very least, Washington needs someone who can replace Jeremy Sprinkle as a blocker. McKitty can do that, but he also showed off some receiving upside at the Senior Bowl. Trusting him here is a good move, especially with the ranks at tight end getting thin.
Should Pick: RB Jermar Jefferson, Oregon State
The RB depth is starting to thin our, so grabbing Jefferson should also be an option. The Oregon State product averaged just under 1,100 scrimmage yards and just under 10 total TDs per season for the Beavers.
Jefferson has a thick 5-foot-10, 217-pound frame and drew comparisons to Jordan Howard in an NFL.com scouting report. Having that type of player behind Gibson and J.D. McKissic to compete with Peyton Barber would be a nice move.
Dark Horse: S Divine Deablo, Virginia Tech
The WFT already grabbed a safety, but if a player with Deablo’s rangy 6-foot-3 frame is available this late, they could consider him. Deablo has ballhawking potential and could help to push a guy like Troy Apke for a roster spot.