3 Commanders players that can lock up roster spots in Preseason Week 2

These Commanders players can fulfill their destiny against the Ravens.

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Andre Jones Jr. - Commanders OLB

This might already be a foregone conclusion, in all honesty.

Andre Jones Jr. has made a considerable and surprising impression since joining the Washington Commanders as a seventh-round selection. This could mean the organization has landed yet another Day 3 draft gem if he brings this production into the regular season.

Jones has even been getting some reps with the first-string unit, such has been his level of impact. The former Louisiana standout recently drew praise from head coach Ron Rivera, so it would be a shock if his name wasn't on the final 53-man roster as it stands right now.

Despite this positive momentum, Jones cannot afford to get complacent. Others occupying positions on the edge rushing depth chart are looking to impose themselves, so leaving no doubt against the Baltimore Ravens on home soil would likely rubber-stamp everything from the player's perspective.

Things couldn't be going much better for Jones currently. Late-round picks are always in a precarious situation until told otherwise, but there is far more confidence surrounding his hopes than at any stage during his pre-draft evaluations.

Jones is benefitting greatly from the environment within the Commandes and is learning from some top-tier defensive veterans for good measure. Putting together a good outing in Preseason Week 2 will guarantee he gets the chance to do the same throughout Washington's 2023 campaign.