4 draft prospects that might fall to the Commanders at No. 16 overall

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Peter Skoronski
(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Peter Skoronski /
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Which prospects could fall to the Washington Commanders if they get lucky during the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft? 

Ron Rivera and his staff must be ready for anything during the 2023 NFL Draft. The Washington Commanders need to find some instant difference-makers to boost their chances of a playoff return, so the pressure is on with the prospect of new owners stepping into the breach before the regular season arrives.

In fairness to Rivera, his draft picks since joining the Commanders have been decent aside from the odd blip. Something that’s further solidified Washington’s young core that could be set for big things if problem positions are filled.

Those in power will be working out every possibility before they go on the clock at No. 16 overall. Leaving nothing to chance and being ready to react to any eventuality is going to stand them in extremely good stead when the big night gets underway.

On this topic, here are four prospects who could fall to the Commanders at No. 16 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Prospect No. 1

(Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports) Peter Skoronski /

Commanders could draft Peter Skoronski

  • Offensive Line | Northwestern Wildcats

It would be a shock to see the Washington Commanders ignore a deep class of offensive linemen emerging from the college level. If Peter Skoronski made it to the franchise at No. 16, then it’s something influential figures should seriously consider.

Some teams might be put off by Skoronski’s size and length, which isn’t normally associated with an NFL offensive tackle. However, they said the same thing about another Northwestern alum Rashawn Slater, who went on to earn second-team All-Pro honors as a rookie after dropping to No. 13 overall.

Ron Rivera and his staff would be wise to remember this if Skoronski is there for the taking.