Commanders Mock Draft 3.0: The dream scenario for Carson Wentz
The final two picks for the Washington Commanders will come on the defensive side of the football, where they’ll look to add quality depth at positions of need. Texas A&M’s Aaron Hansford is the first pick at No. 230 overall.
Hansford has played three years for the Aggies and has improved every season. He primarily played MIKE and WILL for the Maroon and White last year, earning a run defense grade of 78.2 last season in addition to a coverage grade of 70.7 after allowing zero touchdowns and three pass-breakups in coverage.
Primarily a special teamer in year-one with some upside to tap into as a WILL Linebacker, Hansford could possibly be a solid rotational player for the Commanders on low-volume if he pans out.
The No. 239 overall selection sees the Commanders taking Jordan Jackson, a defensive tackle out of the Air Force. Jackson had 52 total pressures last season, primarily playing in the B-Gap for the Falcons last season.
Likely someone who can make the team and find some snaps in a small setting while also playing special teams, Jackson has a real shot at contributing for the Commanders if needed right out of the gate, which could be the case after Washington lost Tim Settle to free agency and cut Matt Ioannidis to save cap space.