3 attainable Commanders objectives during the 2023 NFL Draft

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Ron Rivera
(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Ron Rivera /
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What attainable objectives can be achieved by the Washington Commanders during the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft?

Considering how Dan Snyder could confirm a potential sale in the near future, the stakes are high for Ron Rivera and his staff heading into the 2023 NFL Draft. The Washington Commanders have a good roster to make waves next season, but they must solidify problem areas from the college ranks given there is only $2.42 million in available cap space before further sacrifices are made.

It’s a tough challenge for those in power. Fortunately, the Commanders have a decent track record with the draft in recent years and if the same trend continues, they can potentially launch a divisional title bid next time around.

Despite this optimism, it could go either way. And if the primary decision-makers get this wrong, the consequences are likely to be franchise-changing.

With that being said, here are three attainable objectives for the Commanders during the upcoming draft process.

Attainable Objective No. 1

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Eric Bieniemy /

Commanders must get Eric Bieniemy more playmakers

The skill position options look decent where the Washington Commanders are concerned. However, finding one or two more playmakers for Eric Bieniemy to utilize should be an important part of their draft plans.

Ron Rivera stated recently that Bieniemy has been influential in the team’s thought process so far. Something that could lead to some surprising picks as the assistant head coach/offensive coordinator looks to hit the ground running following his eye-popping switch from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Picking a tight end, a running back, or even another wide receiver cannot be ruled out. This would assist Bieniemy and also give Washington’s starting quarterback every chance of being successful.