Washington Football Team signs all 2021 NFL Draft picks

Washington Football Team LB Jamin Davis. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Washington Football Team LB Jamin Davis. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

The Washington Football Team added ten players to the fold in the 2021 NFL Draft. And now, those players are all officially under contract.

The Washington Football Team used trade-backs to up their draft pick allowance to ten this past month. And with those picks, they were able to add a new core of young talent to the roster.

In Round 1, the Washington Football Team acquired high-upside linebacker Jamin Davis. In Round 2, they swiped up imposing offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi. And in Round 3, they used their picks to select wide receiver Dyami Brown and cornerback Benjamin St-Juste.

In the ensuing Day 3 action, the Washington Football Team would more than double their haul, adding players like tight end John Bates, safety Darrick Forrest, long snapper Camaron Cheeseman, edge rusher William Bradley-King, linebacker Shaka Toney, and wide receiver Dax Milne.

All told, the Washington Football Team added five players on defense, four players on offense, and one player on special teams.

Sometimes teams experience hang-ups with contract talks between rookies, but that wasn’t the case for Washington this year. As of yesterday — per ESPN’s John Keim — Washington has signed all ten of their rookies, and they’ll all be under contract as they head into their first offseason activities.

The first player to sign his contract was reportedly Minnesota defensive back Benjamin St-Juste. Interestingly enough, St-Juste also got over a half-million more than expected on his contract. Per the Washington Post’s Nicki Jhabvala, St-Juste will be owed $5.1 million total over four seasons, with a signing bonus of approximately $1.07 million.

St-Juste’s contract value may speak to how much the team expects from him. The selection of St-Juste seemed like a slight reach during the draft, but Ron Rivera asserted that one team attempted to trade up for the Senior Bowl standout. Sporting a sturdy 6-foot-3 frame and impressive fluidity, St-Juste will have his chance to earn more confidence soon enough.

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As for the rest of the class, there’s plenty of room for excitement. Davis and Cosmi both have tons of upside at their respective positions, and third-rounder Dyami Brown should also figure into the passing attack early and often. As rookie minicamps get underway, we’ll get a chance to see these players in action, for the first time in burgundy and gold.