The way for any NFL team to “beat the ceiling” is to get the rookies on the final 53-man roster. Does that mean the Washington football team is determined enough to hold onto a slew of its new NFL Draft and other kid acquisitions?
“The only time it matters is the first year,” said WFT coach Ron Rivera, addressing the issue of keeping the freshmen. “After that you start looking for guys who can help you right now. “
Law. But every year there are “freshmen”. And every year, every NFL team tries to “beat the camp,” that is, replace older, more expensive players with younger, less expensive counterparts.
Washington and the other 31 NFL teams are due to reduce their roster to 80 players by 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, all part of the path to the final 53-player roster. Our feeling is that the WFT may not wait until the deadline to make some of their moves, so stay tuned …
But be aware that as Washington prepares for its second round of Cups, a player’s draft status – especially in his freshman year – combines with his skill and performance to help make the final call.
Fortunately for the WFT, and fortunately for this class of rookies, talent and performance combined well in training camp and in the preseason. So linebacker Jamin Davis, tackle Sam Cosmi, wide receiver Dyami Brown and cornerback Benjamin St-Juste, who all performed well, are obviously in the game.
Subsequent draft pick John Bates, tight end, is probably also in the game. are locks for the 2021 list. The Camaron cheese maker for a long time? In. Other recruits? Not necessarily.
Rookie free running back Jaret Patterson? He surely has a job in one form or another.
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Ultimately, this draft class makes it much easier for Rivera and the staff.
“You really don’t want to take out a guy you drafted right away, but you want to play the guys who give you the best chance of winning,” Rivera said. “It is important.”
And that’s what this group of rookies could very well do for Washington in 2021.
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