The Washington Football Team had various NFL Draft grades from across the national media platforms for the 2021 NFL Draft. They averaged a B grade and that is way too low! Intercept Your Lunch’s grade of their draft as an A- and here is why.
Ron Rivera got His Dude:
Ron Rivera since his introductory press conference said he needs a quarterback of the defense. Jamin Davis can be just that and more. The linebacker projects to be their weakside linebacker starter, but he can do so much more. In coverage, he can run with just about anyone. When Kentucky played against Florida this past season, Davis went man to man with 4th overall pick Kyle Pitts. This type of speed is what Ron wants on his defense and he got it. Jamin also displays great awareness of where the ball is going and has a great work ethic. Two things that Coach Rivera values the most. Experts say that Davis was a reach at 19th, but behind that great Washington Football Team defensive line, Davis should grow up just fine.
Sam Cosmi is no Joke:
The historically terrible run the Washington Football Team has had in the second round is laughable. The likes of Derrius Guice, Ryan Anderson, and Su’a Cravens make up what has been the problem in this team’s past 10 seasons. They cannot bring in cheap young talent that outplays their contracts. Well, Sam Cosmi, it is your time to stop the slide. This dude is 6’7”, 310 pounds, and mauls on the attack. This mean streak that he has in him will pair well with the veterans we have on this roster. He can the day 1 starter at tackle for this team and fill a void the team has been missing since Trent Williams departed.
Shaka Toney in the 7th?
Yes, usually a 7th round pick is nothing to push a grade to the highest of marks, but this dude can do that. Shaka Toney at Penn State was a very talented end rusher who can get to the QB. His issue on why he dropped is constant high-energy play throughout the entire game. This landing spot for him will be great. He can back up the very talented Chase Young and learn what it takes to be great. I believe he can be a pass rush specialist that can make an impact on this team early. When you go in the 7th and you have 2nd round talent, it humbles you to change the way you come in. He knows that a great rookie camp can earn him a spot.
Overall the Washington Football Team NFL Draft addressed needs all over this team. Ron Rivera and the staff have done a great job of listening to coordinators and finding the players that fit what they are changing. As Bruce Allen once said, “The culture is damn good” and he is slowly becoming right. It just took ownership to send him a one-way ticket out of Ashburn to do so.
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