Washington Commanders 2022 NFL Draft board by position

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The 2022 NFL Draft is drawing closer and the Washington Commanders have likely finalized their draft board. The list of potential prospects is fixed, but only a few can be chosen.

The work of finding college football prospects never ends and teams like the Washington Commanders employ numerous scouts to find the best players each year. For 2022, the Burgundy and Gold have several team needs and the draft should provide ample opportunities to select players that will be a solid addition to the team. The all-star games for prospects were played in January and February. The NFL Combine came into our living rooms in late February and early March. The college team pro days ended a few days ago. All that remains with talent evaluation are team visits, private workouts, and zoom (virtual) meetings.

The draft board is nearly complete. The long process of determining who will be drafted by the Commanders is nearing an end. The draft gurus are posting their final mocks. Draft pundits are making last minute adjustments. Draft analysts working to find the few remaining hidden gems. It all culminates on the final three days of the month. What does the Washington Commanders draft board look like at this time? Is wide receiver the number one priority? Will the front office draft be a linebacker in the first round two years in a row?

Welcome to our own 2022 draft board. This is not a mock draft or a prediction of any kind. This is simply a list that yours truly put together during this offseason and has altered it many times. We will share with you a list of top ten players at each position. Every analyst has a list that differs from other analysts and the list that you see here today is certainly subject to agreement, disagreement, and analysis from you – the readers. We can agree or agree to disagree and that’s how it works. This list has been a work in progress since late last fall. Let’s get right to it!


Quarterback Rankings

  • Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh
  • Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
  • Sam Howell, North Carolina
  • Malik Willis, Liberty
  • Matt Corral, Mississippi
  • Carson Strong, Nevada
  • Jack Coan, Notre Dame
  • Kaleb Eleby, Western Michigan
  • Skylar Thompson, Kansas State
  • Bailey Zappe, Western Kentucky

Pickett and Ridder are in our upper tier and Howell, Willis, Corral, and Strong lead the second group. Coan and Eleby highlight the third tier while Thompson and Zappe come in on the fourth level.

Running Back Rankings

  • Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M
  • Kenneth Walker, Michigan State
  • Breece Hall, Iowa State
  • Brian Robinson, Alabama
  • Rachaad White, Arizona State
  • James Cook, Georgia
  • Hassan Haskins, Michigan
  • Tyler Badie, Missouri
  • Ty Chandler, North Carolina
  • Pierre Strong, South Dakota State

The Washington Commanders have held formal meetings with the first three players on this list and have met informally at various times with the final three backs that we have rated today.

Wide Receiver Rankings

  • Chris Olave, Ohio State
  • Jameson Williams, Alabama
  • Garrett Wilson, Ohio State
  • Drake London, USC
  • Jahan Dotson, Penn State
  • Treylon Burks, Arkansas
  • Christian Watson, North Dakota State
  • John Metchie III, Alabama
  • George Pickens, Georgia
  • Skyy Moore, Western Michigan

The wide receiver list is probably the most scrutinized group of players. Opinions vary greatly, but the debate is certainly spirited. Omitting Calvin Austin of Memphis was tough, but we are listing only ten per position. David Bell of Purdue is overrated and he is not a consideration here. Don’t be surprised if he slips to the third round or possibly lower.

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