Commanders Mock Draft 3.0: The dream scenario for Carson Wentz
One of the more intriguing prospects in this class, especially on Day 3, has to be San Diego State tight end Daniel Bellinger. Reason being, he’s one prospect that mirrors a future Hall of Fame tight end in Kansas City’s Travis Kelce, according to RAS, a statistical formula that the Rivera regime seems to take seriously.
Obviously, this doesn’t mean he’s going to be an all-time great, but from a tools perspective, on top of his tape, there’s definitely a reward here potentially for taking a small risk in the sixth round of the draft.
Standing 6-foot-6, Bellinger is raw as a receiver and as a blocker, but has put together some impressive outings down in Mobile in addition to his play at San Diego State. His impact as a receiver so far looks to be in vertical passing situations where he excels making contested catches, while he’s also a very fluid athlete in space.
Bellinger makes sense here because Washington could use size in their offense, especially if Logan Thomas isn’t available early on. Bellinger can be a red-zone target that Wentz and company could use not only this season, but if Bellinger can develop, he’s a guy that adds a new wrinkle down in the red zone.