Commanders News: Caleb Williams, sale race, draft picks, absurd trade touted

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Chase Young and Montez Sweat
(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Chase Young and Montez Sweat /
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Which Washington Commanders’ news stories are making significant waves as we enter the home stretch ahead of a fascinating 2023 NFL Draft?

Ron Rivera and the Washington Commanders have a hugely important 2023 NFL Draft ahead of them this week. Those in power must emerge from the selection process with some immediate impact players, which could make or break their chances of mounting an NFC East title challenge next season.

The rumor mill is currently swirling beyond measure. Among the stories causing debate recently include draft picks, the sale race not over yet, a potential plan to secure Caleb Williams in 2024, and an absurd trade proposal featuring defensive end duo Chase Young and Montez Sweat.

Let’s delve into each topic in more detail.

Story No. 1

(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Ron Rivera /

Full list of Commanders 2023 NFL Draft picks

The Washington Commanders haven’t ruled anything out when the 2023 NFL Draft rolls around on Thursday. Ron Rivera and other influential figures feel like their free-agent moves provide an extra sense of freedom, although one or two glaring needs stand out above all else that must be addressed as a matter of urgency.

Looking ahead to the event, here is a full list of Washington’s draft picks in 2023:

  • Round No. 1 (Pick No. 16)
  • Round No. 2 (Pick No. 47)
  • Round No. 3 (Pick No. 97)
  • Round No. 4 (Pick No. 118)
  • Round No. 5 (Pick No. 150)
  • Round No. 6 (Pick No. 193)
  • Round No. 6 (Pick No. 215)
  • Round No. 7 (Pick No. 233)

Rivera has drafted well overall since becoming the team’s head coach. This is something that needs to continue in 2023 as the Commanders embark on an exciting new ownership era before the campaign begins.