Washington Commanders 2022 Mock Draft
Draft day is finally upon us and there are still a lot of uncertainties in this year’s draft.
The Commanders are in a good spot to take either a weapon for Carson Wentz or give the defensive secondary some help. They could also potentially move back with teams like Pittsburgh or Green Bay that have needs on offense.
With the 11th pick, the Washington Commanders select Safety Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame.
Hamilton is a large 6-foot-4 and 220-pound safety from Notre Dame. He did only play in seven-game last season but he showed great versatility on the field. In those seven games, he played 439 snaps and he was used mostly around the line of scrimmage, he did have 114 snaps deep. Hamilton possesses the tools for Rivera’s box safety role that was played by Landon Collins last season.
With the 47th pick, the Washington Commanders select Linebacker Leo Chenal, Wisconson.
Chenal is a physical 6-foot-3 linebacker that thrives on the blitz. He also has a run-defensive grade similar to Micah Parsons when he was coming out of Penn State. Chenal could help a defense that was second to last in letting teams convert 3rd downs.
With the 113th pick, the Washington Commanders select Wide Reciever Danny Gray, SMU.
With the top WR gone in the first round for Washington, I think Danny Gray is the best day 3 deep threat wideout. Wentz historically likes to take shots and adding another speedy WR to McLaurin and Samuel is a no-brainer on day 3.
With the 189th pick, the Washington Commanders select defensive lineman Curtis Brooks, Cincinnati
After losing Matt Ioannidis and Tim Settle, Washington will pick up a lineman on day 3. Brooks had a career-high nine sacks, six hits, and 28 hurries in 2021. He did play on a talented Cinci team in 2021 and he shined. He would be a good quality pick on day 3,
With the 230th pick, the Washington Commanders select quarterback Brock Purdy, Iowa State
It is only a matter of time before Washington picks a quarterback in this draft. They have been linked to Matt Corral and I like Carson Strong a lot. But unless they move back and get a late 1st round or a 3rd round I don’t see them getting either, Purdy would be a smart pick here. Purdy started at Iowa State all four years. In those four years, he never had double-digit interceptions, passed for at least 16 touchdowns each season, and had a Big 12 leading 71.7 completion percentage. He is in no way is ready to start now but he shows leadership and the ability to be a smart QB in the years to come.
With the 240th pick, the Washington Commanders select cornerback Ja’Quan McMillian, East Carolina.
McMillian’s 5-foot-9 size as an outside corner might have worked at East Carolina but he has the potential to be someone that can play in the slot and outside if needed. He had five interceptions last season and only gave up three touchdowns in all 12 games he played.
Washington should not stay put at 11. They need to find a trade partner and get at least a late 1st and 3rd round pick. If they could end this draft with eight picks that would be a win.