The Washington Football Team has done their first trade during the 2021 NFL draft and it’s an interesting one. They have traded their 2022 5th round pick to the division-rival Philadelphia Eagles for a 6th(#225) and 7th round(#240) pick this year. They executed this trade when they still had almost a full round to go until the 6th rounder they acquired, so this is just a move to get more lottery tickets this year.
Due to the limitations that were in place with a lack of a Combine, issues with getting medical information, and lack of formal player visits/workouts, many teams were interested in getting picks next year. Washington has held off from trading up or down in this year’s draft, but they have received several calls. Head Coach Ron Rivera and Martin Mayhew said they were sticking to their board as they made pick after pick over the last three days. That changed with the chance to get a few more players this year.
Washington has traded a 2022 5th-rounder to Philly for Nos. 225 (6th rd) and No. 240 (7th rd), per source.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) May 1, 2021
Washington’s draft picks:
Round 1(#19): Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky
Round 2(#51): Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
Round 3(#74): Benjamin St-Juste, CB, Minnesota
Round 3(#82): Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina
Round 4(#124): John Bates, TE, Boise State
Round 5(#163): Darrick Forrest, S, Cincinnati