Commanders 7-round 2023 NFL mock draft: BPA edition

(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) Will Mallory
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Which way could the Washington Commanders go with their 2023 NFL Draft selections if they went with the best player available approach?

The Washington Commanders have more on the line than most heading into the 2023 NFL Draft. A new ownership group could be announced in the not-too-distant future after Dan Snyder reportedly received two bids that met his $6 billion asking price, which piles additional pressure on influential figures within the organization to get things right next time around.

Ron Rivera has been keen to point out that the impending sale is not impacting the decision-making process this offseason. That’s something the head coach cannot control, so molding a roster capable of challenging within a highly competitive NFC East is the only way to convince a potential new owner that he is worthy of a bigger commitment.

The Commanders have eight selections during the draft. Considering money is relatively tight currently, this represents the best possible remaining opportunity to improve their depth and find instant difference-makers in key position groups.

Rivera stated at the NFL owners’ meetings that he wants the Commanders to select the best player available at each position. That might sound nice, but the team’s current needs cannot be ignored provided the prospects are there for the taking.

Much will depend on how the board plays out. But using the NFL Mock Draft database simulator, we took a look at which way Washington might go with their picks if a happy medium can be reached in our latest seven-round mock.