2022 NFL Draft Recap: Washington Commanders

The 2022 NFL Draft has concluded after months of scrutiny about these prospects, potential landing spots, team and scheme fits, and so on. Now we get to start the entire process all over again now that we have team landing spots for these college prospects.

Today, we tackle the Washington Commanders and how they fared in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Washington's 2022 NFL Draft selections:

  • Round 1 (16): Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn St.
  • Round 2 (47): Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama
  • Round 3 (98): Brian Robinson, RB, Alabama
  • Round 4 (113): Percy Butler, S, Louisiana
  • Round 5 (144): Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
  • Round 5 (149): Cole Turner, TE, Nevada
  • Round 7 (230): Chris Paul, G, Tulsa
  • Round 7 (240): Christian Holmes, CB, Oklahoma State

The 2022 Fantasy Impact:

It's a new year, new name, and new quarterback for the Washington Commanders.  Enter Carson Wentz to the mix who should be an upgrade over the Ryan Fitzpatrick/Tyler Heinicke combo.  Wentz despite his flaws is still a talented thrower.  His 27 touchdowns a year ago for Indianapolis shows that he can still get the ball to his playmakers.  The biggest beneficiary is Terry McLaurin (Underdog ADP WR 23).

The Commanders gave McLaurin a new running mate with Penn State receiver Jahan Dotson coming off the board at pick 16.  Dotson will compete with oft-injured Curtis Samuel for targets behind McLaurin.  Dotson can win inside and out while using his 4.43 40-yard speed to get deep when needed.  I like the opportunity Dotson has in year one to be a low-end fantasy producer.  He won't be someone weekly who you'd start but if and when Samuel goes down, Dotson will assume a massive role in the passing game.  

Brian Robinson is someone who needs to be on your radar for dynasty and late in re-draft.  The Commanders have publicly stated they want to pound the rock with more than just Antonio Gibson.  Add in Gibson's shin/foot issues and Robinson becomes a tantalizing selection with one of your final picks.  At 6'1 and 225 lbs, he's a MAN coming at you in the hole.  His over 1300 yards rushing last year was impressive but equally as eye-popping was his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.  If Gibson were to miss time you are looking at weekly starting running back for fantasy.

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