2021 NFL Draft: What Washington didn't do and one thing the Football Team definitely got right

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Washington put together an impressive draft class, but there's one thing it could have done that it didn't
The Washington Football Team won the NFC East last season with a 7-9 record, but they have put themselves in a good position to repeat in 2021. They acquired several key free agents such as quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, wide receiver Curtis Samuel and cornerback William Jackson, but Ron Rivera and his front office also hit a home run in the 2021 NFL Draft.

My plan for the perfect Washington draft was not to reach for a quarterback, draft a potential left tackle and to take at least one wide receiver. Washington accomplished all of this, and more. They didn't trade up for a quarterback, they took a legitimate tackle in Samuel Cosmi in the second round and drafted a wide receiver with major potential in Dyami Brown out of UNC in the third round. Grades for Washington's draft range from A to B-, as it's hard to dislike what Rivera and new general manager Martin Mayhew accomplished this past weekend. Still, we are going to try to nitpick.

Below, we are going to discuss one thing Washington didn't do in the 2021 NFL Draft, and also break down one thing they definitely got right.

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Take a shot on a quarterback

I certainly did not want Washington giving up future picks to trade up in the first round to take a quarterback, but I was positive it was going to draft a signal-caller somewhere in the draft. Instead, Washington ignored the quarterback position with all 10 picks. Some may point to this as…
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