Which prospects emanating from Tennessee could Eric Bieniemy have his eye on for the Washington Commanders after attending the program’s pro day?
Pro days are taking place up and down the country as college hopefuls aim to leave one final good impression before the 2023 NFL Draft. Examining the film is always more important, but this is an opportunity for teams around the league to get a better feel for someone of interest on a personal level while also seeing their athletic attributes up close.
The Washington Commanders have eight selections to call upon, which should get them a nice mix of instant difference-makers and players that could become valuable contributors over time. Drafting and developing is the Ron Rivera way, with the presence of Eric Bieniemy as a leading voice in the decision-making process adding another fascinating layer to this year’s draft equation.
Bieniemy’s presence at Tennessee’s pro day was notable. The program always churns out talented NFL performers and there are more than a few that could go within the first 100 picks this time around.
With that being said, here are four prospects from the Volunteers that Bieniemy could want for the Commanders in 2023.
Prospect No. 1
Commanders could draft Jalin Hyatt
Even though the Washington Commanders look set at the wide receiver position, that won’t stop Eric Bieniemy from banging the table for another dynamic weapon if he feels like it can benefit the franchise.
Jalin Hyatt is one of the brightest wideouts entering the NFL this year. His explosiveness to take the top of defenses and overall playmaking prowess will have impressed Bieniemy, but the player’s stock is soaring and the Commanders might not have the luxury of taking him in the first round.
It’s unlikely Hyatt will be around at No. 47 overall. Especially considering the lack of depth in this wide receiver class compared to recent years.