Washington stood pat with the 19th pick in the draft and filled a hole at linebacker by selecting Kentucky’s Jamin Davis.
Davis made 102 tackles in 10 games during his junior season.
Linebacker, offensive tackle and tight end were among the most pressing needs coach Ron Rivera’s team needed to fill.
Washington resisted the temptation to trade up for one of the top five quarterbacks.
It cost Chicago a 2022 first-round pick to move up several spots for Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.
Rivera has a history of success drafting linebackers. Carolina took Luke Kuechly and Shaq Thompson during Rivera’s time there.