2022 NFL Mock Draft Recap: Day 2 Picks for Washington Commanders

The first round of the 2022 NFL Draft is in the books, and Washington Commanders selected Penn State WR Jahan Dotson with the 16th overall pick. There are still plenty of good players that will be available tonight in Rounds 2 and 3. Washington has a lot of areas they would probably like to address early, but the good players have to be there.

Washington started the draft with just 6 picks, but has already added two more as it moves up from 11th to 16th. They landed a 3rd (#98) and a 4th, meaning they have two Day 2 picks tonight.

They picked a WR, which was expected, but they also passed on the top safety in the draft, Kyle Hamilton. Penn State safety Jaquan Brisker is a very popular choice for Washington at No. 47. Linebacker is another position that could be tackled today and Chad Muma and Nakobe Dean are linked to the commanders here. Offensive line and quarterback are also options tonight. We even have a fictional Day 2 trade that sees the team trade again for another pick.

Who do you want Washington to take back tonight?

Sports Illustrated (Hanson)

Round 2: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

Dean is one of the top 25 players in my big roster, so he offers a lot of value midway through the second round. In Georgia, he was the leader of the best defense in the country. Dean is a three-down linebacker, and his football IQ, instinct and speed allow him to make plays all over the field.

Round 3: Dominique Robinson, EDGE, Miami (OH)

Athletics (Brugler)

Round 2: Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina

Washington is ready to ride the Carson Wentz roller coaster, but Howell gives the organization a long-term plan.

Round 3: Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma

CBS Sports (Trapasso)

Round 2: Kerby Joseph, S, Illinois

Joseph is extended security, which is precisely what the commanders secondary needs.

Round 3: Jamaree Salyer, OL, Georgia

Sports News (Iyer)

Round 2: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State

Commanders love Logan Thomas as a big target, but he comes out with a torn ACL. They need traditional blocking and some post help to give Scott Turner 12-man flexibility and another Dallas Goedert-type playmaker for Carson Wentz to play well with Terry McLaurin and rookie from first round Jahan Dotson.

Round 3: Mykael Wright, BC, Oregon

Commanders need to approach corner depth at some point in the draft with some issues and Wright’s play should have appeal in their scheme.

Professional Football Network (Hodgkinson)

Round 2: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

After surprising with their early selection of Jahan Dotson, the Washington commanders take advantage of a shooting star at a position of need. Penn State safety Jaquan Brisker is a physical weapon that can land the hammer near the line of scrimmage. However, he also has the football smarts and ball skills to do the business on the cover.

Round 3: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State

College Football News (Fiutak)

Round 2: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

Everyone’s quarterback pick for the end of the first round is going to slip, but he has the skills and the upside to become a player. It’s the perfect time to pick him up, give him some space to get down to business, and prepare him to take over when – not if – Carson Wentz implodes.

Round 3: Kellen Diesch, OT, Arizona State

NBC Sports (Froton)

Round 2: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming

Washington has made it clear it would like to find a middle linebacker and secure a potential long-term fix with Muma, who ranked second in the nation with 142 tackles last year. The third-team All-American is a blocker who’s missed just 8% of his career attempts and serves the needs of commanders perfectly.

Round 3: Carson Strong, QB, Nevada

The 33rd team

Round 2: Kerby Joseph, S, Illinois

After surprisingly dropping Kyle Hamilton in the first, Washington fulfills its need for safety here.

Round 3: JT Woods, DB, Baylor

Although Washington needs safeties, JT Woods can come out and play as Cover 3 CB.

Countdown Project(Hallam)

Round 2: Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State

Walker would add more weapons with Jahan Dotson to complete the attacking move.

Round 3: Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati

Walter Football (Campbell)

Round 2: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

Washington’s pass coverage in 2021 lived up to the nickname “the Dressers” that some Redskins alumni have called the team privately. The organization could use a replacement for Landon Collins.

Brisker is a talented player with speed, instincts and versatility, plus he’s willing to get physical. Brisker had 43 tackles, two interceptions and four broken passes in 2021. In 2020, he occasionally flashed for the Nittany Lions while recording 57 tackles, four passes defended and one interception. He had 31 tackles, two interceptions and four passes defended in 2019. Brisker tends to get bumped and gets more attention from coaches than NFL teams like to see. The 6-foot-1, 203-pound has starting potential and could be a good value pick on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Round 3: Max Mitchell, occupational therapist, La.-Lafayette

Washington catches a tackle competition.

Mitchell has been a good tackler for the Ragin’ Cajuns over the past few seasons, showing his ability to stay on edge. The 6-foot-5, 299-pounder could use some development with more strength to take on the NFL defensive lineman. Mitchell only has 33.63-inch arms, so it might make more sense for him to move inside to protect himself as a pro.

Walter Football

Round 2: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

The Redskins could have used the No. 11 pick on Kyle Hamilton. They will have to find another new safety in this place.

Jaquan Brisker is an instinctive safety with good speed.

Round 3: Jayln Armour-Davis, BC, Alabama

The Redskins have a weak group of cornerbacks that they will need to upgrade.

DraftWire (Easterling)

Round 2: Darian Kinnard, OL, Kentucky

Round 3: Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati

DraftTek

Round 2: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

Round 3: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

Laundress Report (Davenport)

Round 2: Kyler Gordon, BC, Washington

Round 3: David Bell, WR, Purdue

Bleeding Green Nation (Natan)

Round 2: Kyler Gordon, cornerback, Washington

Round 3: Carson Strong, quarterback, Nevada

Landing Wire (Schofield)

TRADE:

New England receives: Pick 47

Washington receives: Pick 54, Pick 127

Round 2: Dylan Parham, OL, Memphis

Perhaps even Jahan Dotson was taken by surprise when Washington commanders selected him midway through the first round. The Penn State wide receiver admitted to having the NBA playoffs on his phone when the call came in. But after adding a weapon for Carson Wentz in the first round, Commanders are looking to protect him here in the second, adding Dylan Parham from Memphis. Brandon Scherff’s departure to Jacksonville has opened up an inside spot, and after spending time at tackle and guard in college, Parham can slip inside for COs.

And, thanks to that trade, Washington now has three fourth-round picks, giving them ammunition to add another third-round pick if they want to add another pick later Friday night.

E$PN(Munch)

Round 2: Tariq Woolen, BC, UTSA

We have a third-round rating on Woolen, but I’m a little higher on him. He has the tools to push for a starting job early in his career, and cornerback is one of the top three commanders need.

Philly Voice (Kempski)

Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina

If we’ve learned anything about Carson Wentz, it’s that he responds well to his team’s challenge to select a quarterback in the second round.

Fantasy Pros (Brown)

Round 2: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming

Round 3: Marcus Jones, BC, Houston

Pro Football Focus (Ideal Target)

Travis Jones, DL, UCONN

Defensive tackle has quietly become a need for Washington following recent reports that COs are unlikely to offer Daron Payne a contract extension. That leaves the positional group thin moving forward with Matt Ioannidis and Tim Settle both signing elsewhere this offseason. Jones would fit in nicely with the rest of the first-round talent up front for Washington as a powerful nose tackle who will bolster the team’s run defense while providing some value as a passer. He has earned over 78.0 PFF ratings for rushing in each of the past two years for UConn.

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