Washington gets offensive help in latest CBS three-round mock draft

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The Washington Football Team enter the 2021 NFL draft with few major holes. Two areas of concern for the WFT are offensive tackle and linebacker. Washington would also like to find its quarterback of the future, but that’s probably too costly in next week’s draft.

In the latest CBS Sports three-round mock draft by Chris Trapasso, the Football Team gets some help on the offensive line, but not at linebacker. Also, Washington lands an intriguing prospect at quarterback.

At No. 19 overall, Trapasso has Washington going with USC offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker with Penei Sewell and Rashawn Slater off the board. Surprisingly, Christian Darrisaw is still available and goes two picks later to the Indianapolis Colts.

With Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah off the board, Alijah Vera-Tucker was the leading vote-getter over Christian Darrisaw.

I believe Vera-Tucker is going to be a good NFL player. He has All-Pro potential at guard. While Washington could use some help at guard, it isn’t a pressing need. Offensive tackle is.

No one knows if Vera-Tucker will be an offensive tackle in the NFL. There are some who believe Vera-Tucker can be a Pro Bowl offensive tackle.

Darrisaw is clearly an offensive tackle — and a good one.

At pick No. 51, Washington goes with Stanford quarterback Davis Mills.

I see the intrigue with Mills. He has the size, arm strength and accuracy to make it at the next level. There are questions around his injury history and inexperience. Don’t be surprised if someone snags Mills before Washington gets the chance in the second round.

With its two third-round picks, the WFT adds LSU cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. and Notre Dame tight end Tommy Tremble.

I love both of these selections. Vincent opted out of the 2020 season, but he has played the best competition in college football at LSU. He is ready to play immediately and gives Washington an immediate slot defender as Kendall Fuller likely remains on the outside.

Tremble has played behind other talented tight ends at Notre Dame. He has good size (6-foot-4, 247) and athleticism to make an impact in the NFL. Tremble isn’t a traditional tight end, as he is more of a Jordan Reed-type. He can move around the line of scrimmage and make plays downfield. He would be an ideal complement to Logan Thomas.

If Trapasso’s scenario plays out, this would be a solid three-round haul. I would want more immediate help than Mills in round two, but if you like the player, especially at quarterback, you get him.