3 trade deadline mistakes Washington Football Team can’t afford to make
By Jerry Trotta
2. Cameron Dantzler
Based on the talent on their roster, Washington shouldn’t be in the running for a cornerback at the deadline. However, Kendall Fuller and William Jackson III — and the entire secondary — have been so inept in coverage that the front office might not have a choice but to browse the market.
Cameron Dantzler is a name that’s popped up on the rumor mill in recent weeks amid his lack of playing time in Minnesota. The 2020 third-rounder was a healthy scratch in Week 1 and has played just 43% of the defensive snaps, which is significant given the Vikings’ struggles defending the pass.
At 6-foot-2 with strong ball skills, Dantzler is an intriguing reclamation project and should have multiple teams inquiring about his availability before Tuesday’s cutoff. However, the WFT shouldn’t be one those squads.
We think Dantzler’s career is capable of being salvaged, but Washington would be better served targeting a veteran cornerback who can come in and stabilize the secondary. Guys like Kyle Fuller and Bryce Callahan, both of whom play for Sunday’s opponent, the Denver Broncos, would be smarter options.
That is, if Washington is even in the market for a CB.