Commanders 7-round 2023 NFL mock draft: Final countdown edition

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Commanders draft Tank Dell

  • Wide Receiver | Houston Cougars

Another wide receiver, I can hear the sighs from here. However, the Washington Commanders must provide Eric Bieniemy with everything he needs to make a real go of his newfound situation after taking a leap of faith by departing the Super Bowl champions.

If that means adding another wideout via the draft, so be it. The more difference makers in the passing game Bieniemy has, the better Sam Howell’s chances will be of securing the starting quarterback job long-term.

Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson will lead the charge. But with questions surrounding Dyami Brown entering Year 3 of his professional career, Tank Dell is a chance worth taking in the mid-rounds if available.

Dell has two-straight seasons with more than 1,300 receiving yards and boasts 29 touchdowns in that span. He is an outstanding mover that can either stretch the field or shift course laterally to assist across the middle when called upon.

The one-time Houston standout is a devastating force in terms of yards after the catch. Dell has some decent body control and field vision, identifying zone coverages and finding soft spots with relative comfort.

He’s not the biggest wideout – far from it actually. But there’s just no telling what Bieniemy could do with someone like Dell within his creative offensive scheme.