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SB Nation Mock Draft Extravaganza - The WFT is nearly on the clock on Day 2!

It’s almost time for the real thing! Until then, we get the next best thing.

2020 NFL Draft - Round 1 Photo by NFL via Getty Images

Each year, just before the actual draft, enterprising individuals from various SBNation blogs take it upon themselves to organize a site-wide full mock draft, with (ideally) writers/posters from each of the team blogs picking on behalf of their team. This year, I will be picking on behalf of the Washington Football Team and tracking progress here. Thanks to the abomination that is Coral, the draft has been moved to Discord this year.

I’m expecting to post the full Day 2 results around 4pm EDT today, all at once.

Schedule

4/9 – 8 PM EDT / 5 PM PDT (Round 1) - Day 1 Results

4/10 – 1pm EDT / 10 AM PDT (Rounds 2-3)

4/11 – 1pm EDT / 10 AM PDT (Rounds 4-7)

A pre-draft trade has been executed: WFT sends Round 1, pick 19 and Round 2, pick 19 to Cleveland for Round 1, pick 22, Round 2, pick 11, and Round 6, pick 16. Per the Rich Hill trade chart, that works out to WFT (278 + 112 = 390), Cleveland (253 + 138 + 4 = 395). (Executed on 3/30/21)

Round 1, Pick 19 - Traded to Cleveland

Round 1, Pick 22 (From Cleveland)

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame - The selection of JOK here ended up being the perfect marriage of “best player available” and a position of need. JOK was 15th on my board, and even with the trade back to number 22, was available for the taking. I considered Teven Jenkins, who I actually prefer to Christian Darrisaw (gone at #20), but JOK is cut from the same cloth as Isaiah Simmons, who was my 2020 draft man-crush. This defense with a speedy LB corps, improved CBs, and, potentially, improved safeties, is going to be terrifying. This move allows a strong focus on offense on Day 2.

Last year, JOK was named one Bruce Feldman’s “Freaks”:

Freakiest attribute: Explosiveness

He’s coming off a breakthrough season where he led the team with 80 tackles and 13.5 TFLs to go with 5.5 sacks. He arrived in South Bend weighing 198 but is now a rock-solid 220 at 6-1½. His explosiveness is reflected by his 39-inch vertical, a 10-3 broad jump and an equally impressive 20.4 mph on his GPS. Owusu-Koramoah also notched 42 pull-ups in off-season training and back squatted 555 pounds.

Round 2, Pick 19 - Traded to Cleveland

Round 2, Pick 11 (From Cleveland)

Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State - This pick single-handedly redeemed the notion of trading back in the first. There’s simply no way Jenkins would have lasted 8 more picks, to Washington’s original slot. As I said above, I would have been happy to have Jenkins in the first. To get him in the second was a dream come true. I was half tempted to call it a draft at that point and walk away.

Jenkins is a beast, with the capacity to play both tackle positions, or to move inside to guard. He’s exactly what Washington needs, as potential Scherff insurance and/or as a longer term tackle option. This quote from Brett Kollmann in the video below is the zenith of praise for an offensive lineman: “Imagine Bryan Bulaga, but with rabies. When it comes to weaponizing physical gifts with technical discipline, there might not be anybody better in this entire draft class than Teven Jenkins.”

Round 3, Pick 10

Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami - After the elation of the prior pick, this one was a bit of a letdown. I missed Richie Grant (FS), one of my top targets, by a single pick. I absolutely would have taken him here. But he was gone, so I had to re-focus. Jordan actually wasn’t the best player left on my board here (the next pick was), but this was a reasonable value range for Jordan at a top position of need, so I grabbed him. Jordan is ideally suited for 12 personnel, and with Logan Thomas lined up side-by-side, Washington adds another weapon to its growing arsenal. It goes without saying that he will need a year or two to mature into the role, as most tight ends do, particularly in order to improve his blocking.

Round 3, Pick 19

Elijah Molden, CB/S, Washington - Bluntly, Molden was not my “target” here, but I had him with an early-mid second round grade and he was, by far, the best player left on my board. He was given the following comp, “He’s not quite as athletic as Budda Baker or Bryce Callahan, not quite as versatile as Tyrann Mathieu and not yet a proven safety, a la Jimmie Ward, but Molden has traits of all three.” I think he could eventually be our free safety.

Here are some quotes from a scouting profile that ranked Molden as the #35 prospect in the draft:

Terrific positional instincts. Outstanding ability to read and react. Superior quick trigger and good short-area quickness to pounce. Displays some explosion in a small package — good testing numbers in the vertical (37 inches) and broad jumps (125 inches). Loose hips he can flip very easily.

Fearless slot corner who can lock down underneath routes and handle shifty weapons. Lines up inside, outside, at corner and as a blitzer.

Plays bigger than his size and isn’t afraid of delivering contact — scrapper who belies his size. Terrific tackler who drives through his man and typically brings him down — very few missed attempts. Manages to slip blocks and somehow disengage from them consistently to make plays. Attacks the run and screens well and cuts ball carriers’ legs out from underneath them.

Four-down player — projects as a full-time defender and major special teams contributor.

Elite intangibles, football character and personal character. Future NFL team captain. Terrific work ethic and commitment to excellence. Huskies staff raves about him, as do NFL scouts who have been through the school.

Some people may say “we’re set at slot corner,” but if you look at the draft as a tool to improve your skill at every position, Molden makes a ton of sense.

Round 4, Pick 19

Round 5, Pick 19

Round 6, Pick 16 (From Cleveland)

Round 7, Pick 17

Round 7, Pick 19

Round 2:

#33 JAX: Rondale Moore, WR

#34 PHI: Nick Bolton, LB

#35 ATL: Joseph Ossai, EDGE

#36 LVR: (traded from MIA) Wyatt Davis, OG

#37 CLE: Kadarius Toney, WR

#38 NO: (traded from CIN) Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB

#39 CAR: Eric Stokes, CB

#40 DEN: Spencer Brown, OT

#41 DET: Elijah Moore, WR

#42 NYG: Landon Dickerson, IOL

#43 WFT: (traded from SF, traded from CLE) Teven Jenkins, OT

#44 DAL: Samuel Cosmi, OT

#45 ATL: (traded from JAX) Rashod Bateman, WR

#46 NE: Tyson Campbell, CB

#47 LAC: Dillon Radunz, OT

#48 LVR: Jalen Mayfield, OT

#49 ARI: Skipped

#50 LVR: (traded from MIA) Aaron Robinson, CB

#51 CLE: (traded from WFT) Carlos Basham, DE

#52 CHI: Creed Humphrey, C

#53 TEN: Ronnie Perkins, EDGE

#54 IND: Brady Christensen, OT

#55 PIT: Pat Freiermuth, TE

#56 CHI: Liam Eichenberg, OT

#57 LAR: Skipped

#58 CLE: Jamin Davis, LB

#59 SF: (traded from CLE) Kelvin Joseph, CB

#60 NO: Jabril Cox, LB

#61 BUF: Joe Tryon, EDGE

#62 GB: Dyami Brown, WR

#63 KC: Payton Turner, EDGE

#64 TB: Levi Onwuzurike, DT

Round 3

#65 PHI: Jevon Holland, S

#66 CLE: (traded from NYJ) Daviyon Nixon, DT

#67 HOU: Marvin Wilson, DT

#68 ATL: Quinn, Meinerz, OG

#69 NO: (traded from CIN) Amari Rodgers, WR

#70 JAX: Demetric Felton, RB/WR

#71 NE: Javonte Williams, RB

#72 DET: Alim McNeil, DT

#73 CAR: Richie Grant, S

#74 WFT: Brevin Jordan, TE

#75 DAL: Jamar Johnson, FS

#76 NYG: Monty Rice, LB

#77 NE: Forfeited - Cheating Patriots for filming the Bengals practices

#78 LAC: Baron Browning, LB

#79 MIN: Hamsah Nasirildeen, S

#80 SEA: (traded from ARI Hudson, traded from LVR, traded from MIA) Dwayne Eskridge, WR

#81 ATL: (traded from LVR Byard, traded from TEN, traded from CLE, traded from JAX) Kyle Trask, QB

#82 JAX: Andre Cisco, FS

#83 WFT: Elijah Molden, CB/S

#84 CHI: Dylan Moses, LB

#85 PHI: Trill Williams, CB

#86 TEN: Tommy Tremble, TE

#87 NYJ: Paulson Adebo, CB

#88 PIT: Cameron McGrone, LB

#89 LAR: Kendrick Green, DT

#90 ATL: (traded from CLE for 2020 future trade*, traded from JAX) Caden Sterns, S

#91 BAL: (traded from MIN Orlando Brown) Josh Myer, IOL

#92 SF: (traded from CLE) Nico Collins, WR

#93 GB: Quincy Roche, Edge

#94 BUF: Jay Tufele, DT

#95 CHI: (traded from KC) Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR

#96 TB: Michael Carter, RB

#97 DEN (comp): Pete Werner, LB

#98 LAC (comp): Hunter Long, TE

#99 NO (comp): Tutu Atwell, WR

#100 DAL (comp): Tommy Togiai, DT

#101 TEN (comp): Trey Smith, IOL

#102 DET (comp): (traded from LAR Goff) Jackson Carman, OT

#103 CLE (comp): (traded from SF) Shaun Wade, CB

#104 LAR (comp): Jordan Smith, Edge

#105 BAL (comp): Josh Ball, OT

#106 CIN (comp): (traded from NO) Ben Cleveland, G

I look forward to your thoughts in the comments below: