For the Washington Football Team, it’s time to take the next step. One year after going 7-9 to win the NFC East, things become tougher. The conference is tighter and teams are looking stronger.
Will the lack of an established quarterback in the system hurt Ron Rivera’s squad for this year? Only time will tell on that.
As Washington enters a new phase of life, they also will be looking for the cornerstone pieces to build a team around. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done. A player could have a breakout season, and then fall flat when the pressure is on.
The best way to find “your guys” is to imagine an expansion draft. Who would be the top players to “protect” from a new team potentially grabbing them in free agency?
The NHL will be adding a new team in the Seattle Kraken for the 2021-22 season. There will be an upcoming expansion draft for the new Kraken franchise, allotting them a chance to pick from players other clubs do not protect.
In the league, teams are allowed to keep to protect up to 11 players (seven forwards, three defensemen and a goaltender). In NFL terms, it would be five offensive players, five defensive players, and one specialist.
If that’s the case, who would the Texans protect entering the 2021 season?