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 Tory Horton

  • Wide Receiver | Colorado State Rams
  • Round No. 4 | No. 105 overall

The Washington Commanders might be on the lookout for more wide receiver help next spring. Terry McLaurin is the only consistent performer. There's hope rookie Luke McCaffrey and Jahan Dotson can thrive within Kliff Kingsbury's offensive scheme, but it's something Adam Petters will monitor closely during the season before deciding on his next moves.

There's a growing sense that quarterback Jayden Daniels could be something special. Surrounding him with pass-catchers who can make plays consistently is only going to help his cause. Looking at Washington's current depth, acquiring another capable body from the college ranks in 2025 wouldn't be the worst idea in the world.

Tory Horton got off to an indifferent start over his two seasons at Nevada. Transferring to Colorado State brought the wideout to life, gaining 167 receptions for 2,267 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns from 2022-23.

This puts Horton on the radar of NFL teams. The prospect boasts outstanding ball-tracking skills downfield with enough speed to become a vertical threat. His on-field vision is encouraging and there's a lot to like about the player's ability to get off press coverage with minimal fuss.

Once the receiver develops his route tree and aggressiveness at the catch point, someone is going to have a good player on their hands.

Commanders draft Hudson Clark

  • Safety | Arkansas Razorbacks
  • Round No. 5 | No. 137 overall

The Commanders had great success with an Arkansas safety previously. Kamren Curl was a seventh-round selection who quickly became an integral part of the team's defense. It wasn't enough for Adam Peters to offer him a new deal, but Washington got much more than they bargained for with the defensive back during his four-year stint with the team.

Dan Quinn has an embarrassment of riches in the safety position in 2024. Jeremy Chinn, Darrick Forrest, and Quan Martin will be deployed heavily within his scheme. Percy Butler might improve and rookie Domonique Hampton is someone the coaching staff is high on.

No team gets anywhere by standing still. Hudson Clark boasts the athletic credentials to fit seamlessly into Quinn's scheme. It'll be interesting to see how the prospect fares in a genuine starting role during his fifth and final season with the Razorbacks in 2024.

This will determine where he'll be drafted. Clark's performed well when called upon. Taking his game to the next level will enhance his chances of being a mid-round pick.