Washington Football Team: A way-too-early 53-man roster projection

Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Washington Football Team CB Kendall Fuller. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Washington Football Team CB Kendall Fuller. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Overall thoughts on the Washington Football Team roster

The Washington Football Team has quietly developed a well-rounded roster. Respected analysts have raved about the job Ron Rivera and his roster has done building Washington’s roster. The team filled the glaring needs, added depth added, added more versatility, and increased its team speed.

As far as what fans can expect from this team this year, they should expect a very fun and easy to root for team. How many wins that lead to remains to be seen.

The schedule, at least on paper, is much more difficult than in 2020 due to Washington playing a first-place schedule. Teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, and the Tampa Bay Buccanneers will all appear on the schedule.

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However, this team is much improved, and the offense will be much more explosive than in 2020. The wide receiver trio of Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Dyami Brown could be electric. Add in Antonio Gibson, Logan Thomas, and J.D. McKissic and that is a very exciting group of weapons at the disposal of the quarterback.

The offensive line added some key talent and quality depth, with the additions of Ereck Flowers and Samuel Cosmi. Both of these additions, at worst, will be great depth, and both could start as early as Week 1. The potential of the offensive line in 2021 is contingent on how quickly Cosmi picks up the NFL game.

How good Washington’s performs depends on the quality of play they get from its quarterback room. None of the quarterbacks need to be elite players but getting quality quarterback play can make both sides of the ball for Washington better.

To close, the Washington Football Team’s defense was really good to great last year and got even better this offseason. They upgraded at cornerback by signing William Jackson III and letting Ronald Darby go. St-Juste could prove to be an improvement over Fabian Moreau.

The defensive line remains one of the best in the NFL and adding Jamin Davis, makes this front seven even more fear-inducing for imposing offenses.

Washington could still use a true free safety that covers the deep middle, with sideline-to-sideline speed. Darrick Forrest could become that but is not very experienced at playing that role. Look out for a potential free-agent addition to fill this role.

The Washington Football Team projects to be an improved team in 2021. It may or may not show up in the final record, but Washington will put together a much more appealing product in 2021 than in 2020. Washington all of a sudden has a top-end roster in the NFL sans the quarterback position.

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If and when the Washington Football Team finds their long-term answer at quarterback, they could go from a very fun team to a really good team.