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Who will Washington pick in Rounds 2 & 3 of the NFL draft?

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After picking weakside linebacker Jamin Davis with the 19th overall pick in the first round of the draft on Thursday night, where will the Washington brainstrust of head coach Ron Rivera, GM Martin Mayhew and Executive VP of Player Personnel Marty Hurney go with their Friday picks?

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The team has one pick in the second round and two picks in the third round, having acquired an extra pick from the San Francisco 49ers in the Trent Williams trade a year ago. The Washington Football Team will pick at #51, #74 and #82.

The biggest roster hole entering the draft was at linebacker, but with the pick of Kentucky’s Davis that need has been filled. Other high-priority positional needs include free safety on defense, and offensive tackle and tight end on offense. In addition, with 16-year veteran quarterback and three largely unproven young players in the quarterback room, Washington’s front office may want to select a developmental quarterback if the right guy is available.

Related: Pre-draft depth chart for the Washington Football Team

Here are some of the top players at these positions who remain available as the second day of the draft kicks off at 7:00 p.m. eastern time on Friday.

Quarterback:

Davis Mills

At 6’4” and 217 pounds, the former Stanford quarterback has good size, and is a good pocket passer, but he needs some time to develop. A year of learning under Ken Zampese, Scott Turner and Ryan Fitzpatrick could be the ideal situation for the 22-year-old. I wouldn’t be unhappy if the WFT used a Day 2 draft pick to make Mills a Washington Football Squadder.

Kellen Mond

This 22-year-old Texas A&M quarterback is a touch smaller than Mills, standing 6’2.5” and weighing 205 pounds. He’s been strictly a shotgun/pistol quarterback who will need some time to learn pro offensive concepts.

Kyle Trask

This Florida signal caller is big at 6’5” and 239 pounds. Trask’s biggest challenges come when forced to play outside of the normal structure of the offense; he doesn’t have the athleticism necessary to consistently make off-script plays, although his uses big frame as an asset on runs during short conversion situations. Seeming more limited than Mills, in particular, Trask may end up as a career backup.

Offensive Tackle

Teven Jenkins

Jenkins isn’t likely a 2021 starter. He could use a bit of development under the tutelage of Washington’s offensive line coach, John Matsko. His versatility should allow him to play either tackle spot or even at guard. Jenkins’ technical skills are solid, but it’s his attitude of remorseless attack that makes him the kind of player that Washington fans should want on the Football Team.

Sam Cosmi

The WFT will need to replace both Cornelius Lucas (LT) and Morgan Moses (RT) eventually. Cosmi not only provides can excel as a swing tackle but is also another prospect to become the eventual starter on either side. Cosmi could potentially start immediately, but is more likely sit for a few games or even a full season to develop as a pro.

Liam Eichenberg

Some fans might be concerned about his length, but Eichenberg wasn’t hampered by this in college. In fact, he was dominant as a fifth-year senior. Eichenberg is a good pass blocker and in his final season he became a very effective run blocker, and he has experience both in zone schemes and gap schemes. Eichenberg may not have as high a ceiling, but he has a high floor, making him a low-risk pick.

Dillon Radunz

Dillon Radunz could be a perfect left tackle project for Washington as he’s likely not a day one starter, but a year learning behind Cornelius Lucas could allow him to add the strength necessary to succeed in the NFL. His capacity to potentially move inside if things don’t work out at tackle is an added bonus, potentially providing the positional flexibility that is so important to Coach Rivera and his staff.

Tight End

Pat Freiermuth

Freiermuth is not likely to make it to the third round, and may not even make it to Washington’s second-round pick at #51, but assuming he does, the team may want to turn his name in right away, as he will likely be one of the best players available and will fill a position of need for Washington. This former Penn State Nittany Lion checks all the boxes in a prototypical tight end. He’s capable of starting Week 1 providing the offense with another receiving option and can spell Thomas in case of injury; the draft is very thin at the position after Freiermuth and he may represent the only chance for the Football Team to add immediate TE depth in the draft.

Safety

Trevon Moehrig

It’s a bit surprising that Moehrig got out of the first round without being picked. It seems unlikely that he will last until Washington is on the clock, but if he does, the decision makers would have to consider him strongly, as most pundits had a first-round grade on Moehrig before the draft started. The former TCU DB would thrive in Jack Del Rio’s defense, which would benefit from having a young back-end ball hawk.

Jevon Holland

A young 21-year-old junior from Oregon, Holland projects to be the ball hawk safety Washington needs. He has demonstrated both good skills and intangibles as an every-down defensive back. The strength of the Washington defense lies in the defensive front, and the team can benefit from a Day 2 selection who is a versatile defender that can help take more advantage of the pressure being created by Washington’s talented front.

Richie Grant

Grant is a 23-year-old player from the University of Central Florida, playing in the ACC. He may not displace last year’s tag-team starters, Jeremy Reaves and Deshazor Everett, but Grant can immediately be a solid contributor at the back end of the defense and help address the team’s problems of giving up big plays.

Bonus: Linebacker

Washington took a linebacker in the first round, but if they decided to double-dip, two players who were considered by many to be first-round talents remain on the board at the start of the second round:Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah

  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
  • Nick Bolton

Either player would enhance the Washington defense and strengthen the WFT roster for years to come.

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