2. Washington selects an edge rusher in Round 3
One of the more underrated needs for Washington is a third edge rusher. Behind Montez Sweat and Chase Young, there are mostly inexperienced guys with minimal playing time.
It is reasonable to expect Washington to select an edge rusher at some point in the draft. Washington could also still sign Ryan Kerrigan post-draft if they do not feel they adequately addressed the need.
However, in this scenario, Washington addresses this need earlier than most expect. In the modern NFL, having three capable edge rushers is almost a necessity. And Washington proves to not take that necessity likely.
After addressing offensive tackle at 19, adding a linebacker at 51, and adding an offensive weapon at 74, Washington selects an edge rusher at 82. With some prospects who Washington was high on their board still available, Washington pulls the trigger to add to its already elite defensive front.
Some names to keep an eye on at this spot are Carlos Basham, Quincy Roche, Jordan Smith, Cam Sample, and Elerson Smith.