Washington Football Team Day 3 Targets: Offense
QB Jamie Newman, Wake Forest. Newman was once a potential first-round prospect but after sitting out last season and struggling at the Senior Bowl, he has fallen down the board a bit. In his last season as a starter, Newman threw for 2,868 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions and has a 6-foot-4, 230-pound frame.
Washington doesn’t necessarily need to add a quarterback at this point, but if they like Newman’s upside enough they could take a chance on him.
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RB Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis. Gainwell is still on the board which is a bit of a surprise. The Memphis back racked up 2,069 scrimmage yards in 2019 at Memphis and profiles as a potential starter at the running back position. Washington obviously is familiar with Gainwell after scouting and drafting Antonio Gibson, another Memphis product, in the 2020 NFL Draft, so maybe they could reunite the duo and create a dynamic three-man backfield unit with Gibson, Gainwell, and J.D. McKissic.
WR Demetric Felton, UCLA. Felton was a running back at UCLA that is converting to the receiver position. Sound familiar? He’s like the inverse Gibson.
Felton looked great at the receiver position at the Senior Bowl and he could be a versatile slot player at the next level. He has a thick build and Scott Turner could get the most out of him, so perhaps Washington could consider adding him as yet another weapon to pair with Ryan Fitzpatrick.
TE Brevin Jordan, Miami. Washington really needs another tight end to pair with Logan Thomas. The best one left on the board is Jordan. He had seven touchdowns in eight games for Miami last year and profiles as a good receiver at the next level. He still needs to improve as a blocker, but he would at least upgrade the backup tight end position and add more competition to a position that needs it.
OT Larnel Coleman, UMass. Coleman is a sleeper pick that Washington could target late. He has a massive 6-foot-7 frame and is a great athlete that could eventually emerge as a quality tackle at the next level. He’s only 300 pounds, so he would be a developmental project, but adding him to compete for the fourth tackle position on the roster would be a high-upside move.