The newly-rebranded Washington Commanders entered their first draft with their new moniker having addressed the biggest need last month, acquiring quarterback Carson Wentz from the Indianapolis Colts.
That addition took up a significant chunk of Washington’s salary cap and created additional needs, which the team attempted to address in the draft.
Washington selected a sure-handed receiver to pair with Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel, a possible replacement for Daron Payne at defensive tackle, a powerful runner to work along with Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic, a safety who could serve as a special teams gunner, a quarterback who shockingly fell to the fifth round, an athletic tight end to play behind starter Logan Thomas, an offensive lineman who plays multiple positions and a cornerback.
Enjoy watching the newest Commanders through their college highlights.
Round 1 – 16th overall – Jahan Dotson – WR – Penn State
Round 2 – 47th overall – Phidarian Mathis – DT – Alabama
Round 3 – 98th overall – Brian Robinson Jr. – RB – Alabama
Round 4 – 113th overall – Percy Butler – S – Louisiana
Round 5 – 144th overall – Sam Howell – QB – North Carolina
Round 5 – 149th overall – Cole Turner – TE – Nevada
Round 7 – 230th overall – Chris Paul – G – Tulsa
Round 7 – 240th overall – Christian Holmes – CB – Oklahoma State