Now that the first wave of NFL free agency is over, most NFL teams will turn their attention to next month’s 2023 NFL draft. That doesn’t mean teams will forget about free agents, but they won’t be the focus going forward. Teams will look to the draft to fill in any remaining gaps before turning back to free agency to shore up the roster.
The Washington Commanders pick #16 overall in next month’s draft. While the Commanders added players on the offensive line and cornerback, those positions remain on the team’s draft board and go into next month’s draft. However, with the addition of two offensive linemen last week, Commanders shouldn’t have to force a pick at No. 16.
We rank some of the best options for the commanders with their first round picks. Keep in mind that these aren’t rankings, but rather players that would make sense for Washington given their needs and could be available. So don’t expect to see Bryce Young, Will Anderson, or CJ Stroud on this list.
There will be some players in positions Washington may not need right now, such as: B. Defensive End, Tight End, Linebacker or Running Back, but these are further down the list and could fall to the Commanders and be an option.
1. Northwest OT Peter Skoronski
Offensive lineman Peter Skoronski (77) of the Northwestern Wildcats. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
2. State of Ohio OT Paris Johnson
Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. (77) blocks Michigan Wolverines DL Christopher Hinton. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
3. Oregon CB Christian Gonzalez
Oregon Ducks defenseman Christian Gonzalez (0) returns an interception. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
4. Illinois CB Devon Witherspoon
Devon Witherspoon #31 of the Illinois Fighting Illinois. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
5.Georgia OT Broderick Jones
Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Broderick Jones (59). Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
6. Penn State CB Joey Porter Jr.
Penn State’s Joey Porter Jr
7. Alabama DB Brian Branch
Alabama defenseman Brian Branch (14) makes a tackle against DJ Giddens (31) from Kansas State. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports
8. Utah TE Dalton Kincaid
Utah Utes tight end Dalton Kincaid (86). Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
9.Georgia EDGE Nolan Smith
Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young (9) runs the ball against Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Nolan Smith (4). Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
10. Texas RB Bijan Robinson
Texas running back Bijan Robinson (5)
11. Florida GO’Cyrus Torrence
O’Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida
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12. Oklahoma OT Anton Harrison
Oklahoma offensive lineman Anton Harrison (OL22) during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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