Grading Washington’s 2021 draft class at season’s end
By Jerry Trotta
Man, we really wish we got to see more of Sam Cosmi this season.
Unfortunately for the second-round pick, a handful of different injuries limited him to just nine games, or just 52% of the season.
When Cosmi was on the field, though, he was a stud. He’s already a proven run blocker, and, thanks to some mentorship from Brandon Scherff, made strides in pass protection as the season went along.
At the same time, though, the best ability is availability and there’s no ignoring the fact Cosmi struggled with injuries. We’re hoping these injuries were just a blip on the radar for Cosmi, but they, fair or not, will impact his final grade.
Another rookie who struggled with injuries is Benjamin St-Juste, Washington’s third-round selection out of Minnesota.
Despite showing promise as a perimeter corner before Kendal Fuller was moved back out wide, St-Juste found himself in concussion protocol on three separate occasions in 2021. That’s a major cause for concern moving forward
How concerning? Well, it wouldn’t surprise us if the team invested in some insurance at the position this offseason. Head injuries have a tendency to linger and we hope St-Juste’s career isn’t upended by what can only be described as bad luck.