Commanders Mock Draft: The ultimate trade-back in first round
The Commanders find themselves a dance partner on Day 1 of the NFL Draft, trading with the New Orleans Saints for a package that nets them an extra second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and a third-round pick in next year’s draft while moving back just five spots in round number one.
With Washington’s first selection in the 202 NFL Draft at pick No. 16 overall, the Commanders grab an ultra-talented deep threat who’s coming off a fantastic 2021 season.
Alabama’s Jameson Williams came into college football last season and absolutely dominated from game number one. Williams put up over 1500 yards and 15 touchdowns, while averaging the sixth-most yards after catch per reception.
Williams at this stage is a better deep intermediate and third-level pass catcher, as he finished sixth yet again, this time in deep yards among all qualified WRs last year in college football. As a route runner, Williams thrives using his speed, specifically on stutter-and-go routes and routes where he’s asked to drop his hips violently, he can create separation with ease.
There is one caveat here to take note of, as Jameson is coming off of an ACL tear back in early January. With that said, the way medicine and science are moving and the recovery process of these injuries are beginning to trend in much more positive directions, the Commanders add a bonafide playmaker that should he stay healthy, can provide that second and third level threat that Scott Turner’s Air Coryell offense desperately needs.