11. Washington Football Team: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pitt
Taylor Heinicke isn’t a bad quarterback by any means, but it’s clear he’s not necessarily an unquestioned starter. That’s why the Washington Football Team needs to go out this offseason and — at a very minimum — bring in some competition for him. That’s the thinking as they use the No. 11 pick on Kenny Pickett from Pitt.
One of the top quarterback prospects, Pickett is no sure thing but he checks off a lot of the boxes and could push Heinicke in year one, with the ability to develop into the starter they have been in search of for what feels like decades.
12. Minnesota Vikings: Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
Another team that made a move to change out their head coach was the Minnesota Vikings. Mike Zimmer was let go following another disappointing finish. He did a lot of good for the Vikings but it did seem as though it was time for a change.
Whoever comes in to run the team now will have some talented weapons to work with, especially on offense, but they need to fill some holes. One of those is at cornerback, which was an area that the previous regime tried to fix but failed.
Mike Hughes and Jeff Gladney were added with Round 1 picks and Hughes never made it while Gladney had off-field issues. They try again with the selection of Andrew Booth, Jr. He has all the moxie to be a starting corner and should turn their misfortunes at the position around.