The Washington Football Team acquired ten new players in the 2021 NFL Draft after many mock drafts in recent months, the last of which is receiving grades today.
When the 2021 NFL Draft arrived last Thursday night at the Cleveland lakefront, the Washington Football Team was set to make eight draft picks. A surprising trade occurred during the fifth round and Washington added two new selections to their crop – one pick each in the sixth and seventh rounds. This trade wreaked havoc with many mock drafts and yours truly didn’t make such a prediction with the final mock last week. Trying to accurately predict any trade is next to impossible, but that was admittedly a big miss.
There is no such thing as a perfect mock draft, but like gluttons for punishment, analysts and armchair football executives give it a try each year. Some analysts will publish dozens of mocks and none of them have ever been 100% correct. However, the purpose of mocks is not to strive for perfection or try to win any kind of contest (although, that is fun to try), but it is a tool for introducing prospects to fans. Mocks provide information that affords fans to zero in on players that could be a target for their favorite team.
Providing mock drafts for loyal fans of the Burgundy and Gold has hopefully given you an ample amount of information that you wanted before the draft. Grading the Washington Football Team after the three-day event proved to be a challenge, but today we will dive into a self-evaluation of the final mock draft from yours truly. Taking on such a task is somewhat intimidating and while it is an exercise that was promised to you, doing any kind of self-analysis is never fun. Just so you know, this set of grades will attempt to be honest and straightforward. Let’s get started.