Washington Football Team: 3 free agents who could alter 2021 NFL Draft plans

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Washington Football Team target Alex Smith. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Football Team seemingly overachieved in new head coach Ron Rivera’s first year. Though the team finished with a record of 7-9, it ended up in the playoffs because of the weakness of their division. However, that does not mean their team lacks upside. The Football Team contains a lot of strong defensive players. Former 2020 second overall pick Chase Young and former 2019 26th overall pick Montez Sweat emerged as a fearsome duo, and the entire Washington defense gave the league nightmares. With this young core, the team can compete.

However, the Washington offense did not help. With a revolving door at quarterback and a lack of weapons, the Football Team found itself floundering on offense. The team finished near dead last in offense in many areas. Outside of a few players such as wide receiver Terry McLaurin and running back Antonio Gibson, the offense is barren and needs improvement.

The goal today is to improve the offense with these free agent signings. The Football Team’s defense is solidified, so if it fixes the other side, it can run the division for a good bit. They have some roles to fill before they become truly formidable. Who should they target?

Looking at team needs for Washington Football Team

Clearly quarterback is the big need for Washington, but with the 19th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, they will have to turn to free agency to get their new guy short of bringing back Alex Smith. They could also use another wide receiver to pair with Terry McLaurin, and perhaps another interior offensive lineman on the offensive side of the football.

When looking at their front-four, Washington is set there, but can look to repair the second and third levels of their defense. They are in desperate need of a true, rangy free safety, as well as another cornerback as Ronald Darby is set to hit the market. Who could they target when the new league year begins?

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