2022 Draft Tracker Page
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Round 1 • Pick 16 (16) • WR Jahan Dotson
Round 2 • Pick 15 (47) • DT Phidarian Mathis
Round 3 • Pick 34 (98) • RB Brian Robinson
Round 4 • Pick 8 (113) • SAF Percy Butler
Round 5 • Pick 1 (144) • QB Sam Howell
Round 5 • Pick 6 (149) • TE Cole Turner
Round 7 • Pick 9 (230) • G Chris Paul
Round 7 • Pick 19 (240) • CB Christian Holmes
Round 1 • Pick 16 • WR Jahan Dotson

Round 1 • Pick 16 • WR Jahan Dotson

With the 16th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Washington Commanders added another weapon to the offense by taking Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson.

As evidenced by his Pro Football Focus grade which climbed from a 60.2 to an 87.5 by the time he graduated, Dotson (5-foot-11, 178 pounds) steadily improved and impressed during his time in State College. He showed glimpses of his talent as a true freshman, playing in eight games and starting in four contests in 2018. He built on that momentum his sophomore season, starting in thirteen contests and amassing 27 receptions, 488 yards (18.1 yards per catch) and five touchdowns. He also made an impact as a punt returner that season, averaging 19.5 yards on his two returns. In nine starts as a junior, the wide receiver garnered third-time all conference honors as a receiver for his team-leading 884 yards, eight TDs and 17 yards/catch rate and an honorable mention nod as a punt returner. He broke the internet with an outstanding one-handed catch against Ohio State that season.

Career stats: 83 receptions, 2757 yards, 25 TDs

Round 2 • Pick 15 • DT Phidarian Mathis

Round 2 • Pick 15 • DT Phidarian Mathis

With the No. 47 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Washington Commanders have added to their defensive line by taking Alabama's Phidarian Mathis.

Mathis (6-foot-4, 310 pounds) was part of a Crimson Tide defense that allowed just 304.1 yards per game (seventh-best in college football). Mathis earned second team All-SEC honors in 2021 for a career-high 53 tackles, 12 for loss and nine sacks, and two pass breakups in 15 games (12 starts).

"Scheme-versatile wide body with long arms and solid technique at the point of attack," wrote NFL.com's Lance Zierlein. "Mathis is a Nick Saban-style run-plugger with powerful hands and a dense anchor. He comes into the league ready for two-gapping duties."

Career stats: 129 tackles, 10 sacks, five pass breakups

Round 3 • Pick 34 • RB Brian Robinson

Round 3 • Pick 34 • RB Brian Robinson

With the No. 98 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Washington Commanders have fortified their running back unit by taking Alabama's Brian Robinson Jr.

Robinson (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) had a breakout year for the juggernaut Crimson Tide in 2021, carrying the ball 271 times, covering 1,343 yards (5.0 per carry) and notching 14 TDs as Alabama made a run to the national championship. He capped off his career by etching his name in the Alabama record books, tying for 10th in career rushing touchdowns with 29 and 11th all-time in total rushing yards with 2,704.

Considered perhaps the top short-yardage RB in this year's draft class, Robinson possesses a potent mix of strength and quickness. He's got a linebacker-like physique that allows him to penetrate through defenses and the fitness to take on a heavy workload. Don't put a simplistic "bruiser" label on him, though. Robinson has impressive build up speed and deceptively fast feet.

Round 4 • Pick 8 • SAF Percy Butler

Round 4 • Pick 8 • SAF Percy Butler

With the No. 113 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Washington Commanders bolster their secondary by taking Louisiana safety Percy Butler.

Butler (6-foot, 190 pounds) was a standout for the Ragin' Cajuns with an All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention as a junior and second team honors as a senior. He recorded 61 tackles, six for loss, four pass breakups, one blocked kick in 12 games, nine starts last season.

"Upside free safety with feast-or-famine tackle approach that creates inconsistencies teams will need to have corrected," wrote NFL.com's Lance Zierlein. "Butler vacillates between punishing hitting and taking arm-tackling angles in the open field. He's average in man coverage but plays with instincts and catch disruption from zone. He might see an uptick in his future value if he can get his run tackling solidified."

Round 5 • Pick 1 • QB Sam Howell

Round 5 • Pick 1 • QB Sam Howell

With the No. 144 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Washington Commanders add North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell to the roster.

Howell isn't the tallest quarterback this year with his 6-1, 220-pound frame, but he does have one of the biggest arms and has the ability to stretch the field. He did plenty of that in 2020, when he had Dyami Brown as his top receiving threat, but it wasn't seen as often with fewer weapons.

Round 5 • Pick 6 • TE Cole Turner

Round 5 • Pick 6 • TE Cole Turner

With the No. 149 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Washington Commanders add to their tight end room by taking Nevada tight end Cole Turner.

Turner (6-foot-6, 246 pounds) made the move to tight end in the 2020 and never looked back. That season, he was Nevada's joint leader in receiving touchdowns (9) in nine starts, and he scored two of those in the Wolfpack's win over Tulane in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. In his senior season in 2021, he picked up second-team All-Mountain West Conference honors for his 62 receptions, 677 yards and 10 TDs.

The tight end plays with swagger, knows how to use his size to his advantage and can track and adjust to deep balls like a pro.

Round 7 • Pick 9 • G Chris Paul

Round 7 • Pick 9 • G Chris Paul

With the No. 230 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Washington Commanders select Tulsa tackle Chris Paul to shore up the offensive line.

Paul (6-foot-4, 323 pounds) put together a strong end to his college career, as he earned all-conference honors on 10 starts. He played at both left and right tackle for Tulsa, offering the position versatility that Washington desires for its front.

"He's highly intelligent on and off the field. Picking up technique and scheme will not be a problem for him," wrote NFL.com's Lance Zierlein.

Off the field, he had an accomplished college career, as he served a member of the NCAA Board of Governors Committee to Promote Cultural Diversity and Equity (CPCDE), was named to the NCAA's Division I Football Oversight Committee as a SAAC representative for 2021 and served as the American Athletic Conference's representative to the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Round 7 • Pick 19 • CB Christian Holmes

Round 7 • Pick 19 • CB Christian Holmes

With the No. 240 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Washington Commanders added to to their secondary unit by selecting Oklahoma State cornerback Christian Holmes.

Holmes (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) started out his career at Missouri and transferred to Oklahoma State to play his last two seasons. The cornerback logged 60 totals games, 30 pass breakups and three interceptions during his time with both the Tigers and Cowboys. He ended his "super senior" season for Oklahoma State on a high, finishing the year with 39 tackles (the largest single season total of his career) and picking up All-Big 12 second team honors as well as 2021 First Team Academic All-Big 12.

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