2022 Off-Season Washington Football Team Draft

The 2021 NFL season is part of Washington Football Team history and they are locked in the eleventh overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft. Is this the offseason where the front office will add a quarterback- coveted franchise back?

The 2021 NFL season has progressed so quickly, but the offseason is here for Washington and we suddenly find ourselves walking away from another seven-win season. Over the next eight months, we will focus on free agency, the draft, OTAs, rookie camp, mini-camp, training camp, and preseason. There will be a lot to discuss and analyze, but we have a single focus for today.

Washington football team fans have been crying out for a franchise quarterback for the past three decades and their wish may come true in the months to come. More than anything, fans want long-term stability at the position — in other words, a good quarterback who will lead the team on offense for the next decade or more. Will Washington finally make a determined effort to find that coveted franchise quarterback in the weeks or months to come?

Welcome to yours truly’s first mock draft of the 2022 offseason. The soon-to-be-named football organization headquartered in Ashburn is obviously looking at an offseason that is its biggest since joining the NFL in 1932. A new name, the move to a new stadium and the likelihood of a potential new franchise quarterback coalesced to make this the most dramatic offseason in team history.

Today’s simulation will feature a trade. In fact, we’ll be featuring trades in most sims over the next three months and that could include free agency moves. Again, Washington is looking for a quarterback who will have a significant impact for many years to come. Other needs include a middle linebacker (and depth), a free safety, an offensive guard (and offensive line depth), and an important running back for relief and depth purposes. Let’s take a look at our first model.

First round

Jameson Williams, wide receiver, Alabama – 6-2, 190

Are you surprised? Imagine pairing the (arguably) best wide receiver in the 2022 draft with Terry McLaurin. It would be a deadly combination. Williams is struggling with a torn ACL but should be ready for training camp. He can play as a wide or in the slot. Superb speed and excellent road runner. Will stretch the field with his long strides.

Other possible selections

Kenny Pickett, quarterback, Pittsburgh

Nakobe Dean, Linebacker, Georgia

Carson Strong, quarterback, Nevada

Kyle Hamilton, Free/Strong Safety, Notre Dame

Andrew Booth, cornerback, Clemson

***To exchange***

Washington trades its second-round selection and a second-round selection from 2023 and returns in the first round.

Malik Willis, Quarterback, Liberty – 6-1, 215

In order to snag the quarterback of their choice in this draft, Washington makes a deal and re-enters the latter part of the first round and drafts Malik Willis from Liberty. Willis suffered from a lack of talent around him, but he was still able to prove that his physical qualities are not to be questioned. Willis has the arm strength to throw the ball 70 yards down the field. He can run the RPO with ease – a must in a skillfully run Ron Rivera/Scott Turner offense.

With the day one trade, Washington is missing a second-round selection. However, here are five prospects if Burgundy and Gold retain their draw.

Possible selections

Desmond Ritter, quarterback, Cincinnati

Daxton Hill, Free Safety/Cornerback, Michigan

John Metchie, wide receiver, Alabama

Darian Kinnard, Offensive Guard/Tackle, Kentucky

Kenneth Walker, running back, Michigan State

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