WASHINGTON — Ten new players were drafted by the Washington Football Team over a three-day span in the 2021 NFL Draft. And it's time to take a little inside look at who the Burgundy & Gold added to its team.
Along with the standard seven picks that each franchise has an opportunity to use in the draft, Washington traded and negotiated with other teams to get additional picks in the third and seventh rounds of the draft.
In all, the team drafted two wide receivers, one linebacker, one safety, one defensive back, two defensive ends, one long snapper and one tight end.
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Here is a look at the 10 men drafted by the Washington Football Team:
Round 1, Pick 19: Jamin Davis - Linebacker - Kentucky
Davis was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and grew up in Hinesville, Georgia. This is the second time in three years a Kentucky football player has been picked in the first round of the NFL draft.
Davis played sparingly in his first three years at Kentucky but exploded during his junior year with 102 tackles, four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick in 10 games last fall.
Round 2, Pick 51: Samuel Cosmi - Offensive Tackle - Texas
The four-year offensive lineman who played in 35 career games with 34 starts at the University of Texas.
He has gained accolades such as:
Named a second-team All-American by CBS Sports/247Sports ... two-time All-Big 12 selection (2019 Second Team, 2020 First Team) … earned honorable mention as Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2019 and 2020 … honorable mention as Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2019 … a preseason All-American by the Associated Press, Athlon Sports, CBS Sports, USA Today and Walter Camp in 2020 … a USA Today Freshman All-American in 2018 … selected to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team in 2020 … a two-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (fall 2019, spring 2020)
Round 3, Pick 74: Benjamin St-Juste - Defensive Back - Minnesota
St-Juste played two seasons at Minnesota after joining the Gophers as a graduate transfer from Michigan prior to the 2019 season, according to Minnesota's sports media department.
Accolades include being named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention in 2019. He was also named Academic All-Big Ten in 2020.
Round 3, Pick 82: Dyami Brown - Wide Reciever - North Carolina
Brown started all 11 games he played in as a junior in 2020. He was a Biletnikoff Award Semifinalist, AP All-America Team (Third Team) and All-ACC First Team in his last season of college ball.
Round 4, Pick 124: John Bates - Tight End - Boise State
In his time with Boise State, John Bates was on the John Mackey Award Watch List (2018-20) three times. Bates was also a two-time All-Mountain West Honorable Mention (2019-20) selection.
Round 5, Pick 163: Darrick Forrest - Safety - Cincinnati
Forrest played in 49 career games at the University of Cincinnati.
Accolades accomplished as a Bearcat include:
• 2020 Honorable-Mention All-American Athletic Conference
• 2020 Bednarik Award Watch List
• 2020 Jim Thorpe Award Watch List
• 2020 Nagurski Trophy Watch List
• 2019 First-Team All-American Athletic Conference
• AAC Defensive Player of the Week (11/25/19)
Round 6, Pick 225: Cameron Cheeseman - Long Snapper - Michigan
A surprise move by Washington this weekend was when they traded up to get a sixth-round pick and selected the long snapper Camaron Cheeseman on Michigan.
When asked about that pick after the draft, Rivera smiled and simply said, "I like the long snapper."
Round 7, Pick 240: Will Bradley-King - Defensive End - Baylor
Round 7 Shaka Toney - Defensive End - Penn State
Round 7, Pick 258: Dax Milne - Wide Reciever - BYU
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