4 prospects Commanders could reach for at No. 16 in 2023 NFL Draft

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Commanders could draft Dalton Kincaid

  • Tight End | Utah Utes

The Washington Commanders have declared their happiness with the tight end room on multiple occasions during the offseason. This seems strange considering the arrival of Eric Bieniemy and the lack of truly consistent numbers in the passing game last time around.

Logan Thomas, Cole Turner, John Bates, and Armani Rogers will all get the chance to impress Bieniemy. But the Commanders would be foolish to ignore what looks to be a phenomenal 2023 NFL Draft class at the position.

Perhaps the best of the bunch is Dalton Kincaid, who came of age for Utah last season and has all the physical attributes normally associated with productive pass-catching tight ends at the next level. His route-running is slick, the hands are soft, and the prospect knows how to maximize his catch radius to move the chains.

This is something the Commanders have lacked for some time. Whether it leads them to take someone like Kincaid at No. 16 overall is another matter.

It would be a real statement of intent and another indicator of Bieiemy’s influence behind the scenes. His success with the Kansas City Chiefs was centered around an exceptional quarterback/tight end combination, so this is a wildcard that cannot be overlooked.