The Washington Football Team officially moved on from former long snapper Nick Sundberg by selecting University of Michigan long snapper Camaron Cheeseman in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Sundberg played in Washington for 10 years before he was told that the team would look for a new long snapper this offseason. Along the way, he became a fan favorite and team leader.
In Cheeseman, Washington gets a 6-foot-4, 230-pound rookie that performed admirably at Michigan. A three-year lettermen for the Wolverines, Cheeseman opted out for the 2020 season after he learned that he would not have a scholarship.
ESPN"s Todd McShay gave Cheeseman high praise during the draft broadcast, saying, "He really never made a mistake at Michigan."
Washington began Day 3 of the NFL Draft without a sixth-round pick, but after a trade with the Eagles, the Burgundy and Gold were back in the sixth. Oddly, Cheeseman marked the second long snapper drafted, consecutively in fact.
Never before has the NFL Draft seen a run on long snappers. Until now.
Did Washington trade up for a long snapper? That will be a question for Ron Rivera.