Washington Commanders fans are gearing up for the NFL Draft, and there’s real excitement surrounding what the team will do in the first round. Coming off a year in which they reached on linebacker Jamin Davis with the No. 19 overall pick, there’s palpable pressure to hit a home run in Round 1 this year.
With the Commanders’ free agency revolving around re-signing their own players and finding bargains, they’ll turn to the draft to secure talent at positions of need.
In no order, wide receiver, linebacker and cornerback should take precedence over other positions, though it wouldn’t hurt to see them take a running back, safety and an offensive lineman in the middle-to-late rounds.
That would be the dream. For now, though, let’s dive into a preview of the upcoming draft and get into the nuts and bolts of this year’s showcase.
Washington Commanders 2022 NFL Draft Preview
How many total picks are in the 2022 NFL Draft?
In this year’s draft, a total of 262 selections will be made across seven rounds. The sixth round will comprise of 43 picks, the most of any round this year.
How much time between picks in the 2022 NFL Draft?
This rule has been the standard for several years running. Teams will have a whopping 10 minutes to pick in the first round. The clock will reduce to seven minutes in the second round. In the third, fourth, fifth and six rounds, each team gets five minutes to pick before it drops to four minutes in the seventh round.
What are compensatory picks in the NFL Draft?
To help teams make up for the loss of players in free agency — and sometimes coaches during the annual carousel — some are rewarded with compensatory picks. These picks can only fall between the third and seventh rounds.
According to the league itself, “the value of the compensatory free agents gained or lost by each team is totaled, and a team is awarded picks of equal value to the net loss of compensatory free agents, up to a maximum of four.”
What NFL team has the most picks in the 2022 NFL Draft?
The Jacksonville Jaguars were previously on an island by themselves in regard to possessing the most selections this year. Following the trade that sent Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, though, the Kansas City Chiefs are now tied with Jacksonville for the most selections, as both teams currently have 12 picks.
What are undrafted free agents and when can they be signed?
The draft-eligible prospects that don’t end up hearing their name called across the seven rounds will be classified as undrafted free agents. As soon as the final pick is made, these players are free to negotiate and sign with any team in the NFL.
How many picks do the Commanders have in the 2022 NFL Draft?
As of this writing, the Commanders own six picks in this-year’s draft. Make sure to bookmark this article to keep up with all the moves Washington makes during the 2022 NFL Draft. Updates will be posted before, during and after their picks (and trades), so check back frequently during the three-day event.
Washington Commanders 2022 NFL Draft picks
- First Round
- No. 16 – Penn State WR Jahan Dotson
- Second Round
- No. 47 – Alabama DT Phidarian Mathis
- Third Round
- No. 98 – Alabama RB Brian Robinson Jr.
- Fourth Round
- No. 113
- No. 120 (from Saints)
- Sixth Round
- No. 189
- Seventh Round
- No. 230
- No. 240 (From the Eagles through the Colts)
How to watch the 2022 NFL Draft
The 2022 NFL Draft will be held at Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders. The first round will kick off on Thursday, April 28.
Date and Time:
- Day 1 (First Round)
- Thursday, April 28 – 8 pm ET
- Day 2 (Second and Third Round)
- Friday, April 29 – 8 pm ET
- Day 3 (Rounds 4 – 7)
- Saturday, April 30 – 12 pm ET
- ESPN Deportes
- NFL Network
For those looking to stream this year’s NFL Draft, check out fuboTV. The streaming service offers Cloud DVR, local channels in most markets, no cancellation fees, and for new users, they are currently offering a free trial for seven days.