3 Commanders rumors emerging from the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine

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What rumors surrounding the Washington Commanders have emerged during this week’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis?

The 2023 NFL Scouting Combine is a chance for the Washington Commanders and others around the league to get up close and personal with potential draft targets and shorten their list of options. Studying the film remains the biggest component behind where a player is taken, but events such as this can make or break their stock depending on performance levels.

Obviously, all the talk centers on Dan Snyder and when the Commanders will be sold, There is also growing speculation about the quarterback position with only Sam Howell as their viable starting option right now.

Ron Rivera and Martin Mayhew didn’t give much away during their respective media interviews. But there will be a clear plan being formed behind the scenes as Washington looks to make an immediate return to the playoffs next season.

Looking at what’s happened throughout the week so far, here are three Commanders’ rumors emerging from the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine.

Rumor No. 1

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Commanders selling the project well

It appears as if the Washington Commanders are selling their project next season and beyond well to potential college recruits during interviews. This is something that Georgia product Christopher Smith II corroborated during his presser, which was unprompted by anyone in attendance.

Obviously, no player will have the option of where they get drafted. But the Commanders can relax safe in the knowledge their plans are being well received, which should ensure a smooth transition for their eight selections.