2. Darnell Washington
If there is one thing we know about Arthur Smith’s tendencies when it comes to signing or drafting pass catchers it is the trend of targeting big-bodied receivers. Darnell Washington fits that description at 6’7 and has a huge catch radius. Washington is a very willing blocker and would be an elite red-zone weapon.
Drafting Washington in the second round might not be a popular move for the Falcons but it would be a wise one. Washington and Pitts is a duo that compliments each other and would provide the Falcons with matchup nightmares in their run packages.
Washington spent his college career at Georgia winning back-to-back titles and providing veteran college quarterback Stetson Bennett with a reliable receiving option. Washington is a rough prospect who Atlanta will have to develop and be patient with. Washington’s ceiling, however, is too difficult to pass up if the tight end is still on the board when Atlanta drafts in the second round.