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Washington Commanders NFL Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2023 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:

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/3)

10. Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

Notre Dame's tight end-to-NFL pipeline has been unmatched over the past 20 years, and Mayer will continue that streak. He has the size, athleticism and strong pass-catching skills to be a quarterback's best friend.

Draft Wire - Luke Easterling (5/3)

11. Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State

Depending on how the 2022 season plays out, the Commanders could end up needing an long-term upgrade at left tackle. Johnson has the size, athleticism, and technique to be a franchise player at a premium position.

Fox Sports - Jason McIntyre (5/3)

11. Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

At 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, Mayer's testing profile is expected to go through the roof, and he could be the third tight end to go in the top 10 in the past four years.

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2022 NFL Power Rankings: Washington Commanders

Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Washington Commanders rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Commanders in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 26

Player who benefited most from draft: QB Carson Wentz

Ron Rivera said consistently this offseason that you need to protect your quarterback and surround him with targets. Washington drafted receiver Jahan Dotson in the first round, giving Wentz a quick target across the middle, and added tight end Cole Turner in the fifth round. Those two bolster the talent in the passing game. In the third round, Washington drafted running back Brian Robinson Jr., who will play behind Antonio Gibson but provides depth and insurance should anything happen to his running mate. This allows the Commanders to maintain a run game, which reduces pressure on the pass game. -- John Keim

NFL.com -- Rank: 22

The Commanders dropped down in the first round (via a trade with the Saints) and still landed an impact wide receiver in Jahan Dotson, the Penn State playmaker who gives the team a desperately needed complement to Terry McLaurin on offense. The move gives Carson Wentz a much better chance at finding success at his newest home, though it's fair to wonder if the supposedly sensitive quarterback has any concerns about the arrival of Sam Howell, the intriguing UNC bomber who fell to the fifth round. Wentz will enter the season as the unquestioned starter in Washington, but the Commanders shouldn't hesitate to experiment at the position if the offense is stuck in mud.

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Washington Commanders 2022 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Commanders in 2022.

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WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sept. 11vs. Jacksonville Jaguars1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 18at Detroit Lions1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 3Sun., Sept. 25vs. Philadelphia Eagles1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 2at Dallas Cowboys1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 9vs. Tennessee Titans1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 6Thu., Oct. 13at Chicago Bears8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 23vs. Green Bay Packers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Oct. 30at Indianapolis Colts4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 6vs. Minnesota Vikings1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 10Mon., Nov. 14at Philadelphia Eagles8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 11Sun., Nov. 20at Houston Texans1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 12Sun., Nov. 27vs. Atlanta Falcons1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 4at New York Giants1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 14BYE
Week 15Sun., Dec. 18vs. New York GiantsTBD / Tickets
Week 16Sat. Dec. 24at San Francisco 49ers4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 1vs. Cleveland Browns1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 18Jan. 7 or Jan. 8vs. Dallas CowboysTBD / Tickets

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Washington Commanders 2022 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2022 NFL Draft picks selected by the Commanders.

RoundOverallPlayerPositionSchool
116Jahan DotsonWRPenn State
247Phidarian MathisDTAlabama
398Brian Robinson Jr.RBAlabama
4113Percy ButlerSLouisiana
5144Sam HowellQBNorth Carolina
5149Cole TurnerTENevada
7230Chris PaulGTulsa
7240Christian HolmesCBOklahoma State

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