Washington Football Team Round 7 values
Washington went back-to-back with edge players with their first two picks in the seventh round. I am a big fan of that strategy. The draft, especially in the later rounds, is largely a crap shoot. You are often gambling on potential. Doubling up increases your odds of hitting on one of those two picks.
In William Bradley-King, they grabbed another seventh-round hyphenated-name player, to compete with 2020 draftee James Smith-Williams and Casey Toohill (who may now change his name to Casey Too-Hill).
And in Shaka Toney, they have an athletic, small, quick end who will join that mix as well. Toney was a productive player for Penn State, using his speed to make numerous plays behind the line.
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His size may have scared off some teams who worry he will simply be overmatched at the pro level. But if his lean frame can carry another 10-15 pounds, he should be right there with Smith-Williams, Toohill, and Bradley-King looking to replace the Ryans – Kerrigan and Anderson – as fill-ins for Chase Young and Montez Sweat.
With their final pick, the Washington Football Team took another receiver. After adding Curtis Samuel, Adam Humphries and Dyami Brown, the receiver room should be a lot more exciting than it was in 2020.
Dax Milne, who caught a lot of balls from No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson at BYU, could be a very good complement. Terry McLaurin, Samuel, and Brown project to start at X, Z, and slot respectively. Brown is a classic outside threat, while Milne could be an effective slot player, with the skills to move outside as well.
As with most of their picks in the last several drafts, Washington has prioritized positional flexibility. Milne can play behind Humphries for a while and then perhaps become a potent slot receiver in his own right.
We all have a lot more studying to do on these newest Football Teamers. Based on my early impressions, I am excited to see what Bates and Toney can do at the pro level.
Over the last five years, the Washington Football Team has found Matt Ioannidis, Chase Roullier, Tim Settle, Jimmy Moreland, and Kamren Curl on Day 3 of the draft. It will be a real measure of how effective the new administration is to see how many of this year’s day three longshots make a significant impact in the years to come.