With the first of two third-round selections in the Friday portion of the NFL Draft, the Washington Football Team added another piece to its secondary.
At pick No. 74, Washington took Minnesota cornerback Benjamin St-Juste, a Canadian-born player who'll trade in his school's maroon and gold for Washington's Burgundy and Gold.
Head coach Ron Rivera is known as a phenomenal developer of cornerbacks, and in St-Juste, he has an incredibly intriguing prospect to mold. St-Juste stands 6 feet tall and is quite lanky, and NFL.com's scouting report touts his ability to be "a brute at the catch point." He's also considered a serious asset in run support.
St-Juste isn't the most fluid athlete, however, so it'll be on Rivera, Jack Del Rio and secondary coach Chris Harris to coach him up well. Fortunately, with Kendall Fuller and William Jackson III slated to start at corner, the rookie should be able to ease his way into the pros.
Two of Washington's first three choices in the 2021 NFL Draft have been used on defensive players. That unit was the club's strength during their run to the division title, and with the recent additions, they could be even more dominant in 2021.
Other Draft Picks: