Washington Football Team: 3 prospects to avoid in 2021 NFL Draft

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For the first time in a while, the Washington Football Team is finally competitive and has an incredibly solid roster. The team showed that it can finally compete with the best when it battled the eventual Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card. However, this success has some caveats.

The Washington Football Team pick 19th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, which is unfortunate to some extent. The team has a real need at quarterback, and it could have been in better range to select or trade-up for one had it not won the NFC East division.

This may bring some unnecessary desperation to the team. Their rostered quarterbacks, as of right now, are former Dolphin Ryan Fitzpatrick, familiar Ron Rivera backup Kyle Allen, and journeyman Taylor Heinicke, who flashed plenty of talent in the playoffs. Right now, it appears as if Fitzpatrick is the starter, but there is no definitive quarterback for the future.

How should Washington Football Team handle the draft?

Washington does have needs and options outside of quarterback, but the range it is in prevents the team from getting a top prospect. The team needs to be creative with how it selects its players, and that could lead to a reach or two.

The following prospects are not inherently bad. In fact, I like a few of them. The problem is the timing of the selection. Some of these players will go higher than they should, and the Washington Football Team needs to be cognizant of some of those players and their value.

These are the three prospects that the Washington Football Team needs to avoid in the 2021 NFL Draft.