4 potential Commanders targets that blew up the 2023 NFL Combine

(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Christian Gonzalez
(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Christian Gonzalez /
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Which potential Washington Commanders’ draft targets produced sensational efforts during the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine?

The Washington Commanders sent a strong team of influential figures to the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine. This is one of the biggest assessment events on the calendar and often plays a significant role in draft board development around the league depending on performance levels and how prospects of interest interview throughout the week.

Washington has eight selections currently. Their needs will alter based on free agency beforehand, but this is enough capital to strengthen key position groups and add crucial depth in readiness for the 2023 campaign.

Ron Rivera and his staff know how high the stakes are next time around. Therefore, hitting on their picks will be key to a potential bounce-back season with a new owner looming large in the wake of Dan Snyder’s latest concerning allegations.

We are still early in the pre-draft assessment process. But these four potential Commanders’ targets blew up the NFL Scouting Combine in the best possible way.

Prospect No. 1

(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Adetomiwa Adebawore /

Commanders could draft Adetomiwa Adebawore

  • Defensive End/Outside Linebacker | Northwestern Wildcats

Bolstering the defensive front wouldn’t be the first thing on the Washington Commanders’ to-do list during the draft. But someone like Adetomiwa Adebawore might alter their way of thinking depending on where the formidable prospect out of Northwestern falls.

Adebawore was absolutely incredible during the NFL Scouting Combine. His size, strength, and athleticism left a notable impression, but this could propel the edge rusher way out of Washington’s reach with other major needs taking priority.