5 Commanders players whose jobs are in danger after the 2023 NFL Draft

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Which Washington Commanders players find their jobs in jeopardy after a fascinating 2023 NFL Draft for the franchise?

Now that the 2023 NFL Draft heads into the rearview mirror, attention turns to on-field preparations and the level of excitement that will emerge once the team's sale is officially confirmed. This is an interesting time for almost everyone associated with the franchise, but head coach Ron Rivera is keen to focus on the task at hand and worry about what comes next later.

The Commanders managed to acquire seven new prospects from the college ranks from eight initial selections. This solved problem position groups and hopefully, some lower down the pecking order can step up and make their presence felt sooner than anticipated.

Adding fresh faces is always positive. However, for some already on the books, it casts further doubt on what their respective roles might be heading into the new campaign.

With this in mind, here are five Commanders players whose jobs are in jeopardy following the 2023 NFL Draft.

Player No. 1

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With Andre Jones Jr. and K.J. Henry acquired during the draft, the Washington Commanders made strengthening their pass-rushing options a priority on Day 3. This provides the team with an insurance policy or two in the event Chase Young suffers more injury struggles entering Year 4 of his professional career.

At least from the outside looking in, this is bad news for William Bradley-King. The former seventh-round pick out of Baylor has featured just four times in two seasons, which indicates a distinct lack of confidence in a player they released in 2022 before bringing back to the practice squad.