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Pro Football Focus ranked all 32 NFL teams 2021 NFL draft class and where players were taken is part of their formula determining how successful a draft class performed.
For instance, Chase Young was drafted in round one, Antonio Gibson in round three and Kam Curl in round seven of the 2020 Washington draft. Their value would be determined upon what they’ve produced and according to where drafted.
According to PFF, Washington’s 2021 NFL Draft class came in at 22nd behind a good year from tackle Sam Cosmi (round two). But LB Jamin Davis (round one), CB Benjamin St Juste (round three) and WR Dyami Brown (round three) left much to be desired last season.
Here's 36 seconds of Sam Cosmi showing why he has the 3rd highest run-blocking grade among tackles in the NFL at 90.2 pic.twitter.com/H24HBPxP2N
— Nick Akridge (@PFF_NickAkridge) September 20, 2021
TE John Bates (round four) came on strong later in the season, while S Darrick Forrest (round five) was mostly injured. LS Cameron Cheesman (round six) snapped consistently, while round seven choices William Bradley-King, Shaka Toney and Dax Milne flashed some potential in their limited action.
The Patriots, Texans and Chiefs graded out as the top three 2021 draft classes, while the Jaguars, Buccaneers and Vikings were ranked the bottom three classes.
Philadelphia was ranked the top team in the NFC East at 9th behind some good play from WR Devonta Smith, guard Landon Dickerson and defensive lineman Milton Williams.
All this hype around Ja’Marr Chase (and with very good reason) but man am I thankful we have Devonta Smith pic.twitter.com/VhouztQWu5
— BDON (@BDON2k_) January 27, 2022
Dallas got great play from Micah Parsons (round one) ranking 12th.
— Dallas Cowboys Collaboration (@mailman_phil) January 24, 2022
Washington was next at 22nd, and the NY Giants 26th who no doubt would have been higher had WR Kadarius Toney been able to stay on the field longer this season.
Kadarius Toney finished second only behind Ja’Marr Chase in yards per route run among all rookie wide receivers.
Big changes coming for the @Giants organization 🧐
— Dan Brown (@DanBrownNFL) January 23, 2022
We here at Washington Wire recently graded Washington’s class: