The Washington Football Team have selected TE John Bates with the No. 124 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Boise State prospect lands in Washington, adding good blocking and a quick route release alongside Logan Thomas in two tight-end sets. The acquisition of Bates will help QB Ryan Fitzpatrick have a second security blanket across the middle of the field. Bates also helps emerging star RB Antonio Gibson by getting blocks sealed on the perimeter to execute the pro-style offense implemented by head coach Ron Rivera.