WFT uses final pick of 2021 Draft on Wilson's top target at BYU

/ by Ethan Cadeaux
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With the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Jets selected BYU quarterback Zach Wilson.

And, after two days and a whopping 256 picks later, Wilson's former No. 1 wide receiver at Brigham Young finally heard his name called, too.

The Washington Football Team selected BYU wide receiver Dax Milne with the 258th overall selection in the draft, the second to last pick in the entire event.

The choice of Milne was the second wideout Ron Rivera's club selected in the draft, joining third-round pick Dyami Brown from North Carolina.

Milne is coming off an impressive 2020 campaign for the Cougars where he totaled 70 receptions for nearly 1,200 yards and eight touchdowns. 

Milne's journey to the NFL is incredibly impressive, especially considering that he began his career at BYU as a preferred walk-on. Three years later, he was one of college football's most productive receivers.

In Washington, Milne joins a wide receiver room that has vastly improved this offseason with the additions of Curtis Samuel, Adam Humphries and Brown.

Considering that Washington already has a star in Terry McLaurin, along with Cam Sims, Steven Sims and Antonio Gandy-Golden under contract, it could be hard for Milne to make the Week 1 roster. But, Milne has served as a returner during his career and could carve out a niche for himself on special teams, something that would likely boost his roster chances.