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Commanders WR Jahan Dotson named as building block

Momentum is clearly building around Jahan Dotson entering Year 2 of his professional career. The wide receiver is motivated to take a surge forward in 2023, which will provide the Washington Commanders with a legitimate secondary option behind Terry McLaurin that can impact proceedings all over the field.

Dotson's been committed to improving his craft this offseason. He was recently spotted working out with some star NFL wideouts including Odell Beckham Jr., so it'll be interesting to see how many strides the former first-round selection out of Penn State has made when the pads go on at training camp.

This was a sentiment echoed by Alex Ballentine of The Bleacher Report, who named Dotson as Washington's building block for the future and is expecting big things from the pass-catcher under the exceptional mind of Eric Bieniemy.

"Some of the Commanders hope lies with Sam Howell right now. The fifth-round quarterback will start this season if he can fend off Jacoby Brissett in training camp. But hoping a fifth-round pick pans out as the franchise quarterback is potentially wishful thinking. Hoping Jahan Dotson can become an elite No. 2 option with Terry McLaurin is an expectation. Dotson is motivated to show his ceiling is much higher than what he showed in 2022. With Eric Bieniemy taking over as offensive coordinator and Carson Wentz out as the quarterback, the Commanders should be excited to see what Dotson can do in Year 2 and beyond."

Alex Ballentine, The Bleacher Report

Much will depend on Sam Howell and whether or not he can provide the consistency needed under center. But there are weapons all over the place and the Commanders will be counting on Dotson more than most when competitive games arrive.