Washington was one win away from making the playoffs last season with their fourth different starting quarterback, but Washington lost their last game of the regular season. Fortunately, Washington had plenty of draft picks at their disposal for the NFL Draft. Let’s take a look at who they picked.
Round 1, Pick 15: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State. 6’3″, 231 lbs. Washington desperately needed a quarterback, and Haskins dropped to 15 surprisingly. He makes all of the throws. He should be given some time to develop this year before he becomes the starting QB for the next decade hopefully.
Round 1, Pick 26: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State. 6’6″, 260 lbs. Sweat was one of the best defensive ends in the draft due to incredible speed. He ran 4.41 in the 40 yard dash. This type of speed is similar to running backs, wide receivers, and defensive backs. He will see plenty of minutes.
Round 3, Pick 13: Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State. 6’0″, 208 lbs. Washington needed receiver depth. Why not draft a receiver that played with Haskins last season? McLaurin has the necessary speed that is a game-changer.
Round 4, Pick 10: Bryce Love, RB, Stanford. 5’9″, 200 lbs. Love dropped to the fourth round due to a torn ACL, so more than likely, he will sit out this season. Depth at running back is not a problem for Washington, but this pick could become a steal if he comes back strong for next season.
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Round 4, Pick 29: Wes Martin, G, Indiana. 6’3″, 311 lbs. Martin adds depth to the line because he played at guard and at tackle in college.
Round 5, Pick 15: Ross Pierschbacher, C, Alabama. 6’4″, 307 lbs. Pierschbacher adds even more depth to the offensive line because he played at center and at guard in college.
Round 5, Pick 35: Cole Holcomb, LB, North Carolina. 6’1″, 231 lbs. Holcomb adds depth to the linebacker position. He also may see time at nickel linebacker due to his coverage skills.
Round 6, Pick 34: Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State. 6’2″, 221 lbs. Harmon could see some time as a possession receiver or as a receiver in the red zone.
Round 7, Pick 13: Jimmy Moreland, CB, James Madison. 5’10”, 179 lbs. Moreland will add depth to the secondary and at special teams in which he has six career blocked kicks.
Round 7, Pick 39: Jordan Brailford, DE, Oklahoma State. 6’3″, 252 lbs. Brailford should be given time to develop at either defensive end or at linebacker.