On days one and two of the NFL draft, the Washington Football Team didn’t stray too far off the script that many analysts were predicting.
You may have preferred Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah over Jamin Davis in Round 1 — though in hindsight, it appears no one in the NFL did — or Dillon Radunz to Samuel Cosmi in the second round. But if these were reaches at all, they were very small ones.
But when you get to Day 3, all bets are off. You will see wild variations in terms of valuation. Such was the case with the Washington Football Team and their picks in the final four rounds of the draft.
What the Washington Football Team did well on Day 3
First, three things I loved about what Washington did on day three. They entered the day with four picks and came away with six. They did have to give up a Round 5 pick in 2022, but that is still a net gain, and I am a big fan of having more picks.
Second, they followed their own board, picking players in Rounds 4 and 5 that many analysts had rated significantly lower. You have to trust your own scouts.
Finally, they continued to draft players with flexible profiles. Three of the six players drafted on day three are indeed locked into one primary role or position, but the other three can move around. That is becoming a hallmark of the entire league, and Washington is making good use of the trend.