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The Washington Commanders selected wide receiver Jahan Dotson in the first round (No. 16 overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft. (Washington Traded their No. 11 overall pick to New Orleans Saints for picks 16,98,120).
Dotson is the 503rd selection made by Washington in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 65th first round selection made by the team since the institution of the draft in 1936.
Dotson is the 24th Penn State product selected by Washington and the fourth selected in the first round.
Dotson is the 61st wide receiver selected by Washington and the seventh wide receiver selected by Washington in the first round.
Dotson (5-11, 184) played in 42 games with 38 starts at Pennsylvania State University from 2018-21 and recorded 183 receptions for 2757 yards and 25 touchdowns. He additionally had eight carries for 18 yards and a touchdown. He ended his career as Penn State's all-time leader in punt return average (17.8) along with being tied for second all-time in career receptions and receiving touchdowns, and fourth in receiving yards.
In 2018, Dotson appeared in eight games, including four starts. He was one of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut recording 13 receptions for 203 yards.
As a sophomore, Dotson started all 13 games at wide receiver, was third on the team in receptions (27), yardage (488) and touchdowns (5). He returned two punts for 39 yards (19.5 average) with a long return of 30 yards and ranked No. 5 in the Big Ten and No. 34 in the nation in yards per reception (18.07).
In 2020, he made nine starts recording 52 receptions for 884 yards (17.0 average) with eight touchdowns averaging 98.2 receiving yards per game. He led the Big Ten in receiving yardage (884, 19th nationally), earning an honorable mention All-America honors from Phil Steele, named All-Big Ten third team as a receiver (coaches and media), and selected honorable mention All-Big Ten as a punt returner (coaches and media).
Jahan Dotson Stays "Making Plays" in Big Moments | Next Man Up Podcast | Washington Commanders
Jahan Dotson has a candid conversation about getting better every day, how his hometown shows up for him, and the immeasurable importance of his Mom, family, friends, and faith. Listen to the Next Man Up Podcast on Spotify: https://bit.ly/CommandCenterPod
WR Jahan Dotson | "I Hate Losing"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media following the Commanders 31-19 loss to the Giants on November 19, 2023.
WR Jahan Dotson | "Feels good to get back to doing what I know how to do"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks with the media following practice on November 9th 2023.
WR Jahan Dotson | "Guys Just Made Plays All Day"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media following the 20-17 win against the New England Patriots on November 05, 2023.
WR Jahan Dotson | "Just Go Out Everyday and Perform"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media following practice on November 1st.
Jahan Dotson | "It's These Guys, That's All We Have"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media following 38-31 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on October 29th.
WR Jahan Dotson | "We Have to Continue to Play Throughout the Game"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media after practice on October 26th.
Jahan Dotson | "We Gotta Bounce Back"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media following the 14-7 defeat to the New York Giants.
WR Jahan Dotson | "We Want to Get Open and Make Plays"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media following practice on October 18th, 2023.
WR Jahan Dotson | "I just gotta make the most of my opportunities"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media after practice on October 12th.
WR Jahan Dotson | "Be Creative and Get Open"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media after practice on September 27th.
WR Jahan Dotson | "It comes down to execution"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media after practice on September 20th.
WR Jahan Dotson | "We're all doing everything possible"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media following practice on September 13th, 2023.
WR Jahan Dotson | "I can't wait to lay it all on the line"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media after practice on September 6th.
Commanders Log S2E7 | Next Starts Now
Take a look at 2023 training camp with the Commanders and get excited for the season ahead. Excitement has never been higher in the DMV, and the team is ready to capitalize.
WR Jahan Doston | "The sky is the limit"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media after training camp practice on August 18th.
Mic'd Up | Jahan Dotson at Training Camp
WR Jahan Dotson was Mic'd up for the first day of pads at training camp.
Jahan Doston | "It definitely brings the team closer together"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media after training camp practice on August 4th.
Jahan Doston | "He's bound for a big year"
WR Jahan Dotson speaks to the media after training camp practice on July 28th.
WR Jahan Dotson | 'I have all the confidence in the world right now'
Wide Receiver Jahan Dotson speaks to the media after Day 2 of training camp.
Jahan Dotson | 'I'm super thankful to have him as a coordinator'
Jahan Dotson speaks to the media following practice on June 7th, 2023.
'We have all the pieces we need' | Sam Howell and Jahan Dotson from the Commanders Draft Party at National Harbor
Julie Donaldson catches up with 2022 draft picks Sam Howell and Jahan Dotson at the Commanders Draft Party in National Harbor, Md
'I felt like I had something to prove last year' | 1-on-1 interview with Jahan Dotson
2nd year wideout Jahan Dotson sits down with senior VP of broadcasting Julie Donaldson
'That bird has no chance' | Mander Mania!
As an homage to Wrestlemania, we set up a card with 3 NFC East matchups and let Fred Smoot, Logan Paulsen, and Michael Jenkins determine the winner of each bout
Bobby Engram praises Dotson's rookie season, wants to help WR take step forward in Year 2
Dotson has already shown that he is a step or two ahead of where other rookie wideouts might be in their development with his hands, route running and overall approach to the game. Engram's job is to help Dotson build on those traits and make strides in his development in Year 2.
Jahan Dotson receives 2nd Pepsi Rookie of the Week honor
Dotson, who was named the Pepsi Rookie of the Week in Week 1 for his two-touchdown catches against the Jacksonville Jaguars, received the accolade for the second time for his four-reception, 105-yard performance against the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football.
Practice report | Jahan Dotson feeling good in return to action
Dotson has missed the Commanders' last five games with a hamstring injury.
Jahan Dotson emerging as one of Washington's most potent red zone threats
Dotson is only two weeks into his rookie season, and he's already become one of the team's most productive red zone threats.
Jahan Dotson named Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie of the Week
Dotson, who the Commanders selected with the No. 16 overall pick in April, recorded three catches for 40 yards and two touchdowns, one of which helped seal the team's 28-22 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jahan Dotson reflects on two-touchdown rookie debut
Dotson's second touchdown of the afternoon helped seal the Commanders' Week 1 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Game Balls | 4 standouts in the Commanders season premiere win over the Jacksonville Jaguars
Washington logged its first win of the Commanders era, beating the Jaguars 28-22 to open the 2022 season. Here are four standouts from the game.
Terry McLaurin provides roadmap for Jahan Dotson's development
Dotson has a lot to learn about the NFL, and McLaurin has been a good source of information.
Media roundup | Cole Holcomb proud of Jamin Davis' growth
The Washington Commanders have wrapped up their first fully padded practice of training camp, and Ron Rivera, Cole Holcomb and Jahan Dotson all addressed the media. Here are some of the highlights from their press conferences.
'I think he has a chance to help us a lot': Jahan Dotson has left a strong impression on Terry McLaurin
McLaurin has been impressed with Dotson's businesslike approach and his confidence in his hands.
Penn State WR coach explains what makes Dotson different
Taylor Stubblefield gives a behind-the-scenes look Dotson's college career.
Training camp preview | Wide receiver
Commanders.com will be breaking down each position and how they've changed in the past year. We'll start with the wide receivers, which may be one of the strongest groups on offense.
Dear Commanders Family...
First-round pick Jahan Dotson picks up the pen to tell his story of being drafted in his own words.
Jahan Dotson continues to stand out in OTAs
Dotson has been improving every day, and it's leaving a positive impression on his coaches and teammates.