5 winners and losers from the Commanders preseason win vs. Ravens

Which Commanders players saw their stock rise or fall?

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Winner No. 1

Jahan Dotson - Commanders WR

The Washington Commanders traded away the chance to draft Chris Olave in favor of Jahan Dotson and more capital. While the New Orleans Saints aren't complaining, there is a growing belief that Ron Rivera got the better out of this deal when one factors everything into the equation.

Dotson stood out considerably as a rookie despite not having the most consistent quarterbacks known to man. With the Commanders officially moving forward with Sam Howell, the former Penn State stud stands to benefit more than most thanks to their flourishing chemistry.

With Howell getting extended reps against the Baltimore Ravens in Preseason Week 2 at FedEx Field, there was also plenty of involvement thrown Dotson's way en route to an immensely encouraging evening with the NFL world watching. Something that only added to the belief he could be set for a genuine breakout campaign in 2023.

The 2022 first-rounder was in irresistible form, bringing in five receptions from seven targets for 76 receiving yards. Depending on how things unfold with Terry McLaurin in the coming weeks, Dotson could be the Commanders' primary weapon in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Not having McLaurin would be a big blow, there's no getting away from that. But based on this outing, Dotson is more than ready for increased responsibilities.