3 Quarterbacks Washington Could Target in NFL Draft
Ryan Fitzpatrick signed with the Washington Football Team this offseason, providing a significant upgrade to the team's quarterback room. But as is always the case with Fitzmagic, his job may not be safe for long.
There are plenty of rumblings linking Washington to the many quarterbacks available in the 2021 NFL Draft. And they only seem to be growing louder as we inch toward late April.
If Washington is indeed targeting a QB in the draft, here are three players the organization could consider.
Washington NFL Draft Rumors
3. Justin Fields, Ohio State Buckeyes
It's looking like a near certainty that the first three picks in this year's draft will all be quarterbacks. With Mac Jones looking increasingly likely to go No. 3 overall, the draft essentially starts at No. 4. And if someone like Justin Fields or Trey Lance begins to slip, there's no telling where they will ultimately land. If either passer starts to fall, Washington could get on the phone and trade up. Moving up to No. 7 feels likely, as the Detroit Lions don't really need a QB but do need pretty much everything else. Don't be surprised to see Ron Rivera swoop in and steal a top-tier prospect like Fields or Lance.
2. Kyle Trask, Florida Gators
A lot of things have to go Washington's way in order for the organization to land someone like Fields or Lance. Picking Florida's Kyle Trask feels a lot more likely, and he would be a fantastic consolation prize. Trask will almost certainly be on the board at No. 18, and it wouldn't be a shock to see him available when Washington is on the clock in Round 2, either. He was arguably the NCAA's most prolific passer in 2020, racking up 4,283 yards with 43 TDs to 8 INTs. Trask could be a great pick, and the organization wouldn't need to compromise the rest of its draft in order to land him.
1. Kellen Mond, Texas A&M Aggies
Kellen Mond's draft stock is all over the place. Some view him as a first-round QB, while others see him as more of a mid-round pick. The one thing you can't argue with is his potential. Mond is a mobile, big-armed QB who was remarkably productive at Lubbock. Over his final three collegiate seasons, Mond racked up 8,286 passing yards with 63 TDs to 21 INTs. He also added 1,609 rushing yards and 22 TDs on the ground in four seasons. He has a lot of the traits teams are looking for in a modern QB and he could really benefit from having a mentor like Fitzpatrick to begin his career. Regardless of what round he's ultimately drafted in, Washington would be smart to add a talent like Mond to its QB room.
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