6 tight ends the Commanders could select in the 2023 NFL Draft

(Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports) Darnell Washington
(Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports) Darnell Washington /
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Which tight ends could the Washington Commanders select to help improve their offense during the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft?

The Washington Commanders’ offense had a disappointing 2022 season A ruffled quarterback and the offensive line situation were often carried by a solid rushing tandem and a young bright receiving core.

While the offensive line was addressed via free agency and the quarterback spot will be a competition between young Sam Howell and veteran Jacoby Brissett, the tight end position remains untouched.

Production at the position was drastically low from the team’s current options of Logan Thomas, John Bates, Cole Turner, and Armani Rogers. It was not up to standard and remains a giant question mark on the Commanders’ offense.

Will coaches Ron Rivera and Eric Bieniemy attempt to build with what’s currently available, or will they try their hand at a prospect from the college ranks? Here are six tight ends the Commanders could select in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Tight End No. 1

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) Dalton Kincaid /

Commanders could draft Dalton Kincaid

  • Selection: Round No. 1 (Pick No. 16)
  • Height – 6-foot-4  | Weight – 246 pounds
  • 2022 statistics – 70 receptions | 890 receiving yards | 8 touchdowns

Dalton Kincaid is by far the best receiving tight end in this year’s draft, His route running and speed is that of a receiver, and while he has the body of a tight end, the mismatch opportunities he creates for a potential NFL team are endless.

A pairing of Eric Bieniemy and Kincaid should give every opponent nightmares and flashbacks to the coach’s time at the Kansas City Chiefs, where he and Travis Kelce tormented the league for five years. With an already dynamic receiving core, adding a weapon like the former Utah star forces defenses into uncomfortable situations in coverage.

Now the Commanders do have other needs that could be addressed at pick No. 16 such as cornerback and offensive line. But a player like Kincaid is hard to pass and should be on that first-round list as well.