Commanders land Jahan Dotson with No. 16 pick

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The Washington Commanders selected Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, No. 16 overall.

Dotson provides the Commanders with a speedy receiver for new quarterback Carson Wentz. The former Nittany Lion put up 1,182 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in his final collegiate season.

Washington lacked production from their second receiving spot last season. Terry McLaurin put up 1,053 yards in 2021, but no other player recorded more than 400 receiving yards. Running back J.D. McKissic ranked second on the team with 397 yards.

The Commanders went 7-10 last season and averaged less than 20 points per game (19.7).

Scouting profile: Jahan Dotson

School Height Weight 40 time
Penn State 5'11 178 4.43

Dotson is an easy prospect to fall for: a smooth and savvy route-runner whose crisp moves will translate well to an NFL field. He has excellent hands and goes after the ball with conviction, showing almost no regard for his body - a trait that might be problematic and hard to replicate when he's up against more physical defenders in the pros. Though he's not equipped to shed tackles, the Penn State star shows the vision and burst to avoid them entirely, which can lead to big plays. His evident natural talents overshadow concerns about his lack of ideal size or play strength.

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