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Daily Slop: Washington exercises fifth-year option on DT Daron Payne; What will WFT do with its first-round pick?

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Washington exercises fifth-year option on DT Daron Payne | RSN
The 23-year-old will be dressed in burgundy and gold heading into the 2021 season and beyond.

3 NFL Draft scenarios for Washington to land an elite prospect at pick 19 | RSN
Randy Moss slipped to the 21st pick. Aaron Rodgers the 24th. The point of this history lesson? Great players often slip in the draft.

Ron Rivera shares the clever way he gets draft prospects to truly open up | RSN
NFL Draft prospect interviews can be stale, so Ron Rivera sometimes resorts to unique tactics to make them more productive.

Chris Simms has Washington moving up, drafting Trey Lance at no. 8 in mock draft | RSN
Chris Simms says that Trey Lance is a 'big-time talent' that can be a long-term answer at quarterback in Washington.

Ron Rivera says benching Dwayne Haskins helped him with other players | RSN
Though it was a tough decision, Ron Rivera says demoting Dwayne Haskins sent a message to others.

This draft will truly be Ron Rivera’s, and he has the luxury of choosing the best player available - The Washington Post
At a key point in his Washington rebuild, Ron Rivera will make choices this week that will help set the franchise's direction for the future.

What will Washington do with its first-round pick? Five draft analysts weigh in. - The Washington Post
If Washington doesn’t trade up for a QB, there should be several good prospects to choose from at No. 19, including at linebacker, offensive tackle, wide receiver and defensive back.

Why Washington shouldn't try to bring in Julio Jones | RSN
You'd think trying to get Julio Jones is a no-brainer move for Washington, right? Pete Hailey actually argues the opposite here.

This NFL draft era is missing personal, behind-the-scenes stories - Washington Times
The draft has changed dramatically over the years, from a conference call exercise to an elaborate staged event, complete with hugs from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. What is often missing are the personal behind-the-scenes stories that led to the draft picks that became stars of their new teams.

2021 NFL draft - Jeff Legwold ranks the top 100 prospects
Longtime draft guru Jeff Legwold picks this year's top prospects. Eighty-four of his picks went in the top 100 in 2020.