Saturday, April 17, 2021

Washington Football Team 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 9.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Washington Football Team Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Washington Football Team from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for Washington:

EDSFootball - Hanson (4/15)

19. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

As a linebacker-safety hybrid, Owusu-Koramoah is a defensive playmaker that would provide Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio with plenty of versatility. An explosive athlete with outstanding coverage range, Owusu-Koramoah had 24.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and an interception over the past two seasons.

Fox Sports - Rang (4/15)

19. Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

Give Washington credit for rallying up front following the trade of stud Trent Williams to the 49ers during last year's draft, but reinforcements are needed. Darrisaw is a potential future Pro Bowler, himself, who would qualify as a potential steal at this point.

CBS Sports - Jones (4/14)

19. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

WFT looked into the linebacker market in free agency and couldn't find anyone at the right price. It was never going to mortgage the future to trade up into the top 10, so head coach Ron Rivera can sit and take the best linebacker or safety available. Naturally, Rivera takes the hybrid linebacker to add to that top five defense.

Washington Post - Clayton (4/14)

19. Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

If Washington can't move up to get Fields or Lance, they could look at an offensive lineman at this spot, but Collins is too talented of a defender to pass up and would fill a need at linebacker.

The Athletic - Brugler (4/14)

19. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

Washington has invested numerous first-round picks in the front seven and could do it again with a talent like Owusu-Koramoah. Whether he lines up over the slot or in a more traditional stack role, the Notre Dame product, who grew up just south of D.C., is a dynamic do-it-all defender.

Yahoo Sports! - Edholm (4/13)

19. Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

Ron Rivera had Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs in Chicago, Shawne Merriman in San Diego and Luke Kuechly in Carolina. All were big, rangy, highly instinctive linebackers who can play big or small. Collins fits that mold, and he has fascinating potential in the right hands. Washington has put together a nice defense but has a few holes at linebacker and safety, another position WFT could fill here (maybe Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah?).

Worth noting: There's also talk floating around that Washington loves Trey Lance and could make a big move up to grab him.

ESPN - Kiper (4/13)

19. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

Washington could go a few different ways here, including offensive line or wide receiver. I like the fit of Owusu-Koramoah, though, as a three-down off-ball linebacker with cover skills. He's extremely versatile -- he lined up as a slot corner for the Fighting Irish at times last season -- and fast. He must improve as a tackler, but he should slot in as an instant-impact player for a defense that is already one of the league's best. - Schrager (4/8)

19. Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU

I had Moehrig as a top-10 prospect in the draft before the end of the NFL season. That doesn't mean he'll go in the top 10, but I think he's that talented. A do-it-all safety who can play some CB if you need -- he's smart, talented and would be a fantastic addition to the back end of Ron Rivera's D.

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