The Washington Football Team has enjoyed incredible success at drafting impact players in the third round in recent years. The 2021 NFL Draft may produce the same results.
When the calendar on your refrigerator is displaying the month of April each year, it’s time for the NFL Draft and all the pageantry that comes with it. The 2021 NFL Draft is now history and the Washington Football Team has added ten players during the three-day event. Most analysts have generously proclaimed that Washington produced a solid bounty of players and the reviews are music to the ears of their fans.
The third round has been especially kind to the Burgundy and Gold over the years. Recently retired tight end Jordan Reed was chosen in the third round of the 2013 draft. He went on to have many great seasons with the Washington Football Team. Starting right tackle Morgan Moses was selected in the third round of the 2014 draft and his impact has been solid over the years. In 2016, cornerback Kendall Fuller got the call and has been one of the better defensive backs in the league since his arrival at Team Park in Ashburn.
Jump to 2019, and the third-round magic seemed to resume once again. Wide receiver Terry McLaurin has been a force for Washington in his first two seasons and is firmly entrenched as one of the best pass-catchers in the league today.
A year later, the Washington Football Team struck (Burgundy and) gold once again in the third round of the 2020 draft. Running back Antonio Gibson was an impact player in his first season with the team and he is likely to improve significantly in the years ahead. It seems like the third round is a good luck charm for the Washington Football Team.
The best way to describe this uncanny success is “magical”. It’s third-round magic. Will this so-called magic stretch far into the future? Why not? Trends happen for a reason and trying to analyze why positive forces exist is difficult to study. Just accept it and be happy. The results speak for themselves and let’s enjoy these trends while it lasts. With that in mind, did the 2021 NFL draft produce more magic for the Washington Football Team once again? Let’s take a look.
In the third round of the 2021 draft, Washington possessed two selections and added Minnesota cornerback Benjamin St-Juste (pronounced “Juiced”) and North Carolina wide receiver Dyami Brown. St-Juste could have a good impact in his first season, but Brown is the player we want to focus on today. We certainly wish both players the best of luck and hope they have a long, successful career in Washington Football Team uniforms.
Dyami Brown was considered by the vast majority of analysts to be a second-round talent. A few of these analysts thought he could somehow slip into the latter part of the first round. It was a surprise to see Brown as being available in the third round, but Washington was able to stop the unforeseen slide. Advantage, Washington Football Team. Is this another magical pick as we have comparably observed over the last two years?
Don’t be surprised to watch Dyami Brown have the kind of season that we were able to see from McLaurin and Gibson in their inaugural seasons. Brown is capable of eye-popping numbers that will turn many heads in 2021. If he can stay injury-free, Brown should be able to contend for a spot on the all-rookie team for 2021.
Get used to seeing this Tar Heel regularly crossing the goal line and making spectacular catches this season. He is going to be a major topic in many articles at Riggo’s Rag this year. And don’t be too surprised if St-Juste enjoys a solid first season as well. It will be magical.