Washington Commanders 7-Round Mock Draft
The Washington Commanders franchise enters the 2023 NFL Draft with new ownership and renewed expectations. As the banks put loads of money into Dan Snyder’s pockets, head coach Ron Rivera and GM Martin Mayhew are clearly in the spotlight, as this once-great team has fallen on hard times over the past few years.
With that said, let’s take a look at where the Commanders could go in our latest Commanders 7-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft.
Commanders Draft Selections
- Round 1, Pick 16
- Round 2, Pick 47
- Round 3, Pick 97
- Round 4, Pick 118
- Round 5, Pick 150
- Round 6, Pick 193
- Round 6, Pick 215
- Round 7, Pick 233
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With clear needs at cornerback, offensive line, and quarterback, the first round could go in just about any direction. Many pundits and community mock drafts are penciling in players like Devon Witherspoon or Joey Porter Jr with the Commanders’ first-round selection, but their draft is going to go a lot deeper as they look for help at QB, CB, and several other positions.
Which way could the Washington Commanders go with their 2023 NFL Draft selections? We attempt to answer in this Commanders’ 2023 mock draft with April 27 quickly approaching.
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NFL Draft Primer: Washington Commanders 7-Round 2023 Mock Draft
Round 1 (No. 16 overall)
Pick: Darnell Wright, OT Tennessee
With their first overall draft pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Commanders select an offensive lineman to help protect new quarterback Sam Howell. It’s possible Washington could move up to get one of the elite signal callers (or trade down to secure Hendon Hooker), but this first-round pick would make sense if it were to come to fruition.
The Commanders could take the OL here and look to the secondary with their second-round pick, knowing Wright could play right tackle or even move to the left if he develops in time. With players like Peter Skoronski, Broderick Jones, and Paris Johnson off the board, Wright is the best option in this mock and Washington would be wise to build from the inside out in Round 1 after failing to make a splash at the position this 2023 offseason. Wright would be a solid addition playing alongside Nick Gates and Andrew Wylie.
Round 2 (No. 47 overall)
Pick: Kelee Ringo, CB Georgia
With needs on offense and defense, the Commanders get a player on each side of the ball in this seven-round mock. They would likely be thrilled if Ringo dropped to them in the second round of the 2023 Draft, especially with the disappointing season turned in from William Jackson last year.
Ringo has the pedigree to start next season, and he would help create some solid depth at Washington’s cornerback position with Kendall Fuller and Benjamin St-Juste. If they came out of the first two rounds with an offensive tackle with their first-round pick and an addition to their cornerback’s room with their second-rounder, it would have to be considered a win.
Round 3 (No. 97 overall)
Pick: Jordan Battle, S ALA
The Commanders might look for playmakers in round three, but Battle would be a solid addition to their secondary if they choose not to. With an SEC pedigree and solid college coaching, Battle should be NFL-ready and would be tough to pass on. There aren’t many elite safeties in this draft, and Battle still has some runway to improve.
Round 4 (No. 118 overall)
Pick: Roschon Johnson, RB Texas
Johnson has been overshadowed in Texas by Bijan Robinson, and while this mock wouldn’t exactly be the “big splash edition” some Commanders fans may want, Roschon likely has some untapped potential.
The Commanders lack depth at the running back position after Antonio Gibson posted a disappointing season and they failed to land a big free agent. This pick could make sense as Robinson could form a nice tandem in the running game with Brian Robinson.
Round 5 (No. 150 overall)
Pick: Zach Kuntz, TE ODU
Just about every consensus mock draft has the Commanders taking a TE at some point. While Kuntz won’t exactly look like Tony Gonzalez 8.0, this small school prospect is uber-talented and would be a good get with the 150th overall pick in the 2023 Draft.
The only true Day 1 tight ends this year seem to be Michael Mayer and possibly Dalton Kincaid, but Washington has many other needs and would likely pass on the position until late in the draft. Kuntz is raw, but he could grow into a playmaking tight end in due time.
Round 6 (No. 193 overall)
Pick: Andrei Iosivas, WR Princeton
The Commanders nailed their early pick with Jahan Dotson last year, which affords them some time to wait on receiver this year. While wideout was a top need in last year’s draft, 2023 brings Washington some other clear needs to address first, and this exercise had done that. Still, Iosivas is a crazy good athlete who even competed in the heptathlon. As he continues to share this story, this Princeton grad seems to be rising up the charts a bit.
Round 6 (No. 215 overall)
Pick: Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB UCLA
We know the Commanders are going with Sam Howell this season and signed Jacoby Brissett as his veteran backup. However, this could be the time for Washington to take a dart throw on a quarterback like DTR, who has the clear ability and raw talent. If he fails to develop, the Commanders wouldn’t have wasted elite draft capital.
Round 7 (No. 233 overall)
Pick: Dylan Horton, Edge TCU
In this mock, Washington didn’t address the defensive line and focused more on the back end of the defense. Still, if Horton was to fall this far, he would represent a solid pickup and add some solid depth to the defensive line.
Washington Commanders 7-Round NFL Mock Draft FAQs
What is an NFL Mock Draft?
A mock draft is an exercise where you select from a certain team’s draft position, taking into consideration who could be available in that range.
When is the NFL Draft?
April 27th-April 29th
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