Washington Commanders Mock Draft Roundup 3.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Washington Commanders Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Washington Commanders from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Washington Commanders:

ESPN - Mel Kiper (2/28)

2. Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

I'm sticking with Daniels here over Drake Maye (North Carolina), though it's tight. Several NFL teams have Maye over Daniels on their boards two months out from the start of Round 1. I love Daniels' fit with new Commanders offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, who will run a wide-open offense and put his quarterback in the best position to succeed. Washington already has two really good (and young) wideouts in Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson, so Daniels and Kingsbury would be able to start quickly.

Daniels made a massive leap during his time at LSU, developing into a top-tier passer and runner. I can't wait to watch him at the next level.

The Athletic - CFB Writers (2/27)

2. Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

Although the Commanders are displeased that trades are prohibited in this mock draft, new head coach Dan Quinn and offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury are not upset about the opportunity to work with and build around Maye. He's everything they could want in a franchise quarterback, with all the tools necessary to become a top-10 QB in the league. The arm talent impressed throughout his two-season run as North Carolina's starter, but Maye also made a lot of plays on the move and put up 1,574 rushing yards (excluding sacks) in his college career. He's a safe bet at this pick. — Max Olson

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2023 NFL Power Rankings: Washington Commanders

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 18 roundup for the Washington Commanders in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 31

Biggest offseason contract to watch: S Kamren Curl

Washington wanted to extend him in the offseason, but the ownership change prevented the team from making big moves. Curl is a glue player for the defense, although that group has struggled mightily this season. Still, he has been a solid starter for four seasons -- although he's not a playmaker, with only one interception and one forced fumble in his career. Those latter stats will depress his value, although he still could command a deal that averages around $15 million per year. He remains a solid starter capable of playing in the box, rotating deep, or being used in a hybrid safety/linebacker role and covering tight ends. A lot will be determined by how he'd fit in whatever defense Washington uses next season after the expected coaching changes. But Curl should be a priority for a new staff. -- John Keim

NFL.com -- Rank: 31

We've watched Sam Howell crest and fall multiple times, and another strange week was a nice little encapsulation of his strange season. Howell was benched heading into Week 17 after being outplayed by Jacoby Brissett. Then, Brissett suffered a hamstring injury later in the week, and Howell was reinserted as the starter against the 49ers. Howell actually responded to the challenge well, at least early on, looking poised and confident while completing nine of his 13 passes for 100 yards and a TD in the first half. But his propensity for turnovers re-emerged after halftime, when he threw two ill-advised picks, the first of which came in the fourth quarter when Washington was threatening to make it a one-score contest. Instead, the 49ers turned Howell's first INT into a 27-10 lead, and his second pick pretty much sealed up the Commanders' loss. Whoever is calling the shots for Washington next season likely won't accept the poor ball security we've seen from Howell, who hasn't gone more than one game without a pick all year.

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2023 NFL Predictions: NFC East

Before the start of the season, we will post NFL division-by-division predictions for the 2023 NFL regular season and postseason.

Instead of projecting an outright winner and loser in all 272 regular-season games, we've assigned a win probability to each team in every game and totaled them up.

The four NFC East teams are projected to win the third-most games combined as a division, but the most out of the four NFC divisions, in our 2023 full-season projections.

See where the Commanders stand in our 2023 NFC East Predictions


2023 Fantasy Football Projections: Washington Commanders

Our Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Washington Commanders.

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QUARTERBACKS

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Sam Howell511.8319.9368520.7314.5978.9303.82.37245.74
Jacoby Brissett44.528307.11.60.7312.3480.4324.6

Sam Howell: Slipping to the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, Howell started the season finale and enters 2023 as Washington's starter. Howell completed only 11-of-19 pass attempts for 169 yards (8.9 Y/A), a touchdown and an interception in his lone regular-season start, but he also ran for 35 yards and a touchdown on five carries. With a talented receiving corps, a new offensive coordinator and some mobility, Howell has a chance to deliver better-than-expected results in 2023.

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Washington Commanders: 2023 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Washington Commanders in 2023.

MORE: 2023 NFL Strength of Schedule

WeekDateOpponentResults
Week 1Sun., Sep. 10vs. Arizona CardinalsW 20-16
Week 2Sun., Sep. 17at Denver BroncosW 35-33
Week 3Sun., Sep. 24vs. Buffalo BillsL 37-3
Week 4Sun., Oct. 1at Philadelphia EaglesL 34-31 (OT)
Week 5Thu., Oct. 5vs. Chicago BearsL 40-20
Week 6Sun., Oct. 15at Atlanta FalconsW 24-16
Week 7Sun., Oct. 22at New York GiantsL 14-7
Week 8Sun., Oct. 29vs. Philadelphia EaglesL 38-31
Week 9Sun., Nov. 5at New England PatriotsW 20-17
Week 10Sun., Nov. 12at Seattle SeahawksL 29-26
Week 11Sun., Nov. 19vs. New York GiantsL 31-19
Week 12Thu., Nov. 23at Dallas CowboysL 45-10
Week 13Sun., Dec. 3vs. Miami DolphinsL 45-15
Week 14BYE
Week 15Sun., Dec. 17at Los Angeles RamsL 28-20
Week 16Sun., Dec. 24at New York JetsL 30-28
Week 17Sun., Dec. 31vs. San Francisco 49ersL 27-10
Week 18Sun., Jan. 7vs. Dallas CowboysL 38-10

MORE: Washington Commanders historical W-L records - Washington Commanders historical head-to-head records

Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

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Washington Commanders - 2024 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2024 NFL Draft picks selected by the Washington Commanders.

RoundOverallPlayerPositionSchool
12Jayden DanielsQBLSU
236Jer'Zhan NewtonDTIllinois
250Mike SainristilCBMichigan
253Ben SinnottTEKansas State
367Brandon ColemanOLTCU
3100Luke McCaffreyWRRice
5139Jordan MageeLBTemple
5161Dominique HamptonSWashington
7222Javontae Jean-BaptisteEDGENotre Dame

More: 2024 NFL Draft Results - Washington Commanders Draft History

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