4 prospects the Commanders could target with trade-down from No. 16

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Commanders could draft Bijan Robinson

  • Running Back | Texas Longhorns

This wouldn’t be the first prospect of choice considering the substantial needs elsewhere. But if the Washington Commanders traded down for some extra Day 2 selections, it might provide them with enough ammunition to secure a luxury pick with generational upside.

Bijan Robinson is arguably the most talented player in this entire draft class. He was head and shoulders above other running backs at the college level and boasts the physical profile to become an NFL star in no time at all.

Robinson can do it all. He is a formidable threat in between the tackles, can make things happen on outside runs with ease, and also represents a significant danger in the passing game for good measure.

Couple this with solid awareness from a pass-blocking standpoint, and it’s not hard to see why Robinson is being touted as the next great NFL running back. However, the positional value could indicate he falls into the mid-to-late first round, which puts the Commanders in play.

This would be a strange choice considering the Commanders already have Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson. But if they get an additional second-rounder to spend on an offensive lineman or cornerback, taking the former Texas sensation cannot be dismissed entirely.