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Washington Currently Sits Fifth in the 2022 NFL Draft - Which Direction Should They Go?

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The second day of November is usually too early for draft talk...but not if your a fan of The Washington Football Team!

There is probably not a fan out there who would say that quarterback is not this team’s top need. However, there are a few different ways to shake the quarterback tree, including trades and free agents.

How Washington goes about acquiring their future signal caller is up for debate, but for now, let’s look at some options, including other positions of need, that may be targets with our top draft pick.


Top Team Needs:

QB - This is, and has been, the team’s biggest need for 20 years. Nothing has changed, or will change, until they find their guy.

QB - Did I mention quarterback?

QB - Just in case it didn’t get through the first two (dozen), times!

OT - Another bookend on the left side is needed.

FS - The back end of this defense has been horrible, and it feels like we have not had a legitimate free safety in decades.

WR - The lack of size on the outside is an issue. A big-bodied WR who can be a red zone threat is desperately needed.

Secondary Needs:

LB - Jamin Davis is coming along slowly. Another versatile linebacker would be welcomed.

CB - Fuller’s play has slipped significantly this season, and William Jackson III has been a free agent disappointment to date.

G - If Brandon Scherff walks as a free agent, we need someone to groom to take over at right guard.


The Football Team currently sits at number five in the 2022 NFL Draft. Here are some prospects that may fit in nicely with that pick.

- Evan Neal OT Alabama

- Matt Corral QB Ole Miss

- Derek Stingley Jr. CB LSU

- Kyle Hamilton S Notre Dame

Top half of round one targets:

- Malik Willis QB Liberty

- Charles Cross OT Miss St.

- Sam Howell QB UNC

- Drake London WR USC

- Nicholas Petit-Frere OT Ohio St.

- Kenny Pickett QB Pitt

- Carson Strong QB Nevada

As you can see, some of these quarterbacks are elevated based simply on supply vs. demand. Unlike last year, there is not a sure-fire, can’t miss number one overall prospect at the position, but we are seeing guys have Joe Burrow-like rises this season. Matt Corral and Kenny Pickett are two of them.

If the Football team were to get a franchise quarterback via trade, this would open up the draft for another player who could fill a big need on this football team - like offensive tackle or safety.


Poll

What position should Washington draft with their top overall pick?

This poll is closed

  • 73%
    QB - NO MATTER WHAT
    (1663 votes)
  • 12%
    OT
    (271 votes)
  • 6%
    S
    (150 votes)
  • 1%
    WR
    (36 votes)
  • 3%
    CB
    (76 votes)
  • 2%
    Other
    (56 votes)
2252 votes total Vote Now