3 under-the-radar draft prospects being coveted by Commanders in 2023
By Dean Jones
Commanders could draft Jonathan Mingo
- Wide Receiver | Ole Miss Rebels
At least from the outside looking in, the Washington Commanders don’t need another wide receiver. Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson form a prolific starting trio that could take the league by storm in 2023, with Dyami Brown also expected to make strides under Eric Bieniemy heading into Year 3 of his professional career.
Bieniemy’s arrival could see the Commanders take another potentially dynamic weapon for the rotation if he feels like it could benefit his transition. According to reports, Jonathan Mingo is set to visit Washington on an official top 30 visit, which would be a fascinating acquisition within a new, creative offensive scheme.
Mingo has drawn some real buzz throughout the pre-draft evaluation process, and with good reason. The wideout is physical, has a large catch radius, and came on a significant amount in 2022 to further enhance intrigue.
The one-time Ole Miss star gained 51 receptions for 861 receiving yards and five touchdowns with the Rebels last season. This sort of high-quality performance level in the SEC is a solid foundation from which to build, but the Commanders are not alone in coveting the prospect.
Given the newfound momentum surrounding Mingo, he could be a second or third-round selection. Something that would likely see the Commanders explore alternative options given their needs elsewhere.