2021 Washington Football Team Mock Draft: Round 7, Pick 258
Will Pick: LS Thomas Fletcher, Alabama
I’m not going to pretend to know much about the long snapper position, but Washington needs one with Nick Sundberg not being re-signed. With the penultimate pick of the draft, they could go with one to make sure they don’t lose out on the top draft-eligible guys at the position.
Fletcher played for three seasons at Alabama and has plenty of experience in clutch situations. That could give Nate Kaczor the confidence he needs to trust him. And hey, Washington loves Alabama players.
Should Pick: EDGE Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina
Drafting a long snapper isn’t exactly sexy, so the team may opt to just continue to stock up their depth elsewhere. Jackson had 18 sacks during his final two collegiate campaigns and could provide nice depth on the edge for Washington. He’s a bit of a tweener, but they’ll figure out how to make it work.
Dark Horse: LS Cameron Cheeseman, Michigan
There aren’t really dark horses with the second-to-last pick in the draft, so here’s another long snapper option for Washington. Cheeseman (6-foot-4) has two inches on Fletcher, so maybe if Washington values length at the long snapper spot, they’ll consider him.
Soon enough, we’ll know how all these draft picks will play out for Washington. But as has been the case for the entire lead-up to the event, the team has a lot of options with each pick and could use several different strategies as they attack their draft board.