Commanders 7-round 2025 NFL mock draft: Way too early edition

It's never too early to examine draft prospects.
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Commanders draft Mykel Williams

  • Edge Rusher | Georgia Bulldogs
  • Round No. 2 | No. 40 overall

The Washington Commanders needed to fill the gaping void left by edge rushers Montez Sweat and Chase Young this offseason. They signed some veteran pieces who can help in the short term. Dorance Armstrong Jr. comes with a longer-term upside. Whether those in power did enough is another matter.

Regardless of how these new faces perform next season, the Commanders could use another explosive young presence. This is projected to be an exceptionally deep draft class for defensive linemen in 2025. That won't go unnoticed by general manager Adam Petters and his staff during their extensive assessments.

Mykel Williams could go much higher than this with a strong 2024 campaign. The athleticism and physical gifts flashed frequently over his first two seasons with the Georgia Bulldogs. Now is the time he must put everything together in a prominent leadership role.

Williams is a smooth mover, a slick pass-rusher, and can set the edge on running plays extremely well. He looks tailor-made to thrive in Dan Quinn's scheme provided there are no issues next season.

Commanders draft Davison Igbinosun

  • Cornerback | Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Round No. 3 | No. 72 overall

The Commanders have some questions to answer at the cornerback position in 2024. Their interior options should excel after those in power selected Mike Sainristil at No. 50 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft. It's on the outside where potential complications could arise.

Benjamin St-Juste is entering a contract year and must improve for an extended stay. The jury is out on last year's first-rounder Emmanuel Forbes following a turbulent rookie campaign. Free-agent signing Michael Davis seems like a one-and-done deal based on his regression with the Los Angeles Chargers last time around.

Finding a potential shutdown presence will be among Washington's biggest needs next offseason if these concerns aren't alleviated. Someone like Davison Igbinosun could be worth considering if his transfer from Ole Miss to Ohio State goes off without a hitch.

Igbinosun has the size and length Dan Quinn looks for in his defensive backs. His speed is absolutely off the charts, matched by a physical approach that will go down well with NFL scouts.

Adding some muscle mass and becoming more effective in zone coverage is the next stage of Igbinosun's development. But there's a lot to like about his scope for further progress.