2022 NFL Draft: Ranking the Commanders’ best WR options on Day 2

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With the Washington Commanders‘ options at pick No. 11 seemingly all over the place, there’s no way you can confidently say that Washington adds a receiver in the first round. I think if Kyle Hamilton or Derek Stingley Jr. is available, there’s a real shot that Washington goes down that route.

In that same breath, the Commanders could trade back in round one and potentially add an offensive lineman or even shock us all and add a quarterback in the 20’s. My point is, we really don’t have an idea as to where the Commanders are going on Day 1 of the NFL Draft.

The options are endless, with Washington holding one Day 2 pick at this point, I think it’s safe to say every Commanders fan should be up to date with their potential options at pick No. 47 in the draft. This leads me to my final point here.

Unfortunately, Penn State’s Jahan Dotson and Western Michigan’s Skyy Moore will be gone by pick No. 47, so I will not include those two in this piece. For what it’s worth, both would be No. 1 on this list if I thought they would be available.

Now that that is out of the way, let’s touch on the top five wideouts that Washington could add on day two of the NFL Draft, with a focus on pick No. 47.

5. Khalil Shakir, Boise State

Boise State’s Khalil Shakir tore it up in Mobile for the Senior Bowl back in February, and since my time down in Sweet Home Alabama, I’ve watched a bunch of tape on the former Bronco.

Shakir is one of my favorite swiss-army knife wideouts in this class, providing both return man capabilities as well as first and third-level catching ability for your offense. Although he doesn’t have the greatest raw “athletic” ability, he’s extremely smart as a route runner, attacking DB’s blind spots, winning with footwork and foot speed over pure athleticism, and as a runner after the catch, he has fantastic vision out in space.

Shakir finished top 65 at his position in deep yards, deep catches, slot catches, slot yards, screen catches, screen yards, and missed tackles forced, while also finishing his season with eight contested catches. At this stage, I believe he can eat opposing defenses both in the slot and out wide, from 0-9 yards and 20+ yards for your offense.

I believe the Commanders would love a talent like Shakir that not only comes into the NFL as a pro-ready talent, but he can provide adequate production in the return game as well, as he has experience as both a punt and kick returner.

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