Whether it’s on the outside or on the interior, the Washington offensive line needs some addressing this offseason. And there might not be a better player to get in the second round in that capacity than Alex Leatherwood out of Alabama.
Garnering experience at guard and offensive tackle while in Tuscaloosa, Leatherwood has been a stalwart leader for the Crimson Tide offense. He plays with a mean streak, which you love to see from a player in the trenches. A beast in the run game, he may not be the most athletic pass-blocker but he could slot in wherever the football team needs him and succeed.
There were plenty of pass-catchers in Washington who flashed this season alongside Terry McLaurin. While that may be true, they need to add more reliable players in that capacity if they are going to help out a young quarterback and progress as an offense.
Elijah Moore has the makings of a potent NFL slot receiver. The 5-9, 185-pounder put up gaudy numbers this past season at Ole Miss with 86 grabs for 1,193 yards and eight scores. He’s quick, shifty and can make people miss in and after his routers. Moore could be a dynamic weapon working inside of McLaurin.
One of the breakout players of the 2020 season for Washington was tight end Logan Thomas. But for as good as he was, he still has development left ahead of him. More importantly, the depth at the position is lacking, which is why the Football Team uses their second third-round pick on Charlie Kolar.
At 6-6, 245 pounds, Kolar isn’t ultra-athletic by any standards. But he is a big body with strong hands and blocking. Moreover, the Iowa State product is a great red-zone weapon who routinely makes catches in traffic. He and Thomas could pair to make a phenomenal tight end duo.