3 late-round luxury prospects the Commanders could draft in 2023

(James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports) Keaton Mitchell
(James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports) Keaton Mitchell /
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Which projected late-round prospects could become luxury picks for the Washington Commanders during the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft?

Finding immediate contributors from the opening two days of the 2023 NFL Draft is the easy part. What separates the contending teams is their ability to find late-round gems and develop them into highly influential performers capable of making a difference on the biggest stages.

This is something the Washington Commanders have had mixed success doing in recent years. It’s improved slightly under Ron Rivera, but the head coach knows more is needed this time around with pressure mounting in the face of new ownership next season.

The Commanders have eight selections during the draft – five of these come on Day 3. Therefore, it’s vital that Washington puts each pick to good use as they look to make a postseason return next time around.

On this topic, we picked out three late-round luxury picks the Commanders could draft in 2023.

Prospect No. 1

(James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports) Zack Kuntz /

Commanders could draft Zack Kuntz

  • Tight End | Old Dominion Monarchs

If the Washington Commanders are looking to bolster their tight-end options at some stage during the draft, examining Zack Kuntz in a little more detail could be a nice option further down the pecking order.

Hailing from a small school hasn’t done much to diminish the intrigue surrounding Kuntz. The athletic specimen also tested extremely well throughout the assessment process to put him firmly on the radar.

Kuntz is fast, explosive, and seems to be fully healthy after playing just five times in 2022. The Commanders might be happy with what they have, but it’s an option worth considering once other critical needs are met beforehand.