The 2022 NFL Draft is as crucial for the Washington Commanders as it is unusual.
Ron Rivera enters Year 3 of his rebuild of the franchise on its third moniker and seventh starting quarterback since he took the reigns. With talk that no offensive skill positions will be taken in the top 10 of this year’s draft, Washington could have the pick of the litter at quarterback or wide receiver — but Rivera seems to think the former is less of a need thanks to the trade for Carson Wentz.
In order for Rivera’s third season in Washington to be a charm — as it was during his run in Carolina when his Panthers leapt to 12-4 in 2013 following a seven-win season — the Commanders will need to get immediate contributions from their first (11th overall) and second (No. 47) round selections.
Who could that be? Glad you asked.
As I’ve done in previous years, I’ll give you my top three choices for Washington’s first round pick and then go round-by-round for who I’d select with the Burgundy and Gold’s remaining picks.
Without further adieu …