Washington Football Team selects long snapper Camaron Cheeseman in Round 6

Washington Football Team LS Camaron Cheeseman. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
Washington Football Team LS Camaron Cheeseman. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /

The Washington Football Team didn’t have a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. At least not originally.

But apparently, Ron Rivera and Co. wanted to add some more talent to their roster. That resulted in the team sending a future fifth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for two draft picks this year, a sixth-round selection and a seventh-round selection.

And with the team’s newly acquired sixth-round pick, the Washington Football Team chose long snapper Camaron Cheeseman.

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As unexciting as it is to draft long snappers, the Washington Football Team needed one. They had let long-time snapper Nick Sundberg go during the offseason, so for the first time in over a decade, the team needed to find a full-time snapper.

Just a few picks before Washington’s selection, the Carolina Panthers took Alabama long snapper Thomas Fletcher. He was considered to be the top player at his position, as he had logged 55 games played during his Alabama career.

However, Cheeseman wasn’t too far behind him. The Michigan product played in 39 games during three seasons with the Wolverines. He didn’t play during the 2020 season, he opted out because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he has more than enough experience to be a quality pro.

Cheeseman generally snapped the ball well at Michigan. He has a bigger-bodied frame at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, so he should have a good chance to hold up as a sturdy snapper at the next level.

This certainly fills a need for Washington, and they were always likely to take a long snapper. Perhaps they could have waited until the seventh round to take a player at the position since they have three picks in that round, but that’s splitting hairs. Plus, one had already come off the board, so they couldn’t risk missing out on one.

Hopefully, Cheeseman can play well for Washington. If he does, his name won’t be mentioned much.

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But in truth, the best long snappers are the ones who don’t make many headlines for their on-field play.