What will Dominique Hampton bring to the Commanders?

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Dominique Hampton
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Adam Peters is winding down his first NFL Draft process as general manager. But make no mistake, these late-round selections will get the same attention to detail as the No. 2 pick, which eventually saw the Washington Commanders go with quarterback Jayden Daniels to spearhead their exciting new era.

It's been a much calmer Day 3 for the Commanders. Peters did find another potential long-term project in the form of Jordan Magee earlier in the fifth round. That's about all teams can hope for at this stage unless someone like Brock Purdy or Puca Nacua surges into the spotlight much quicker than anticipated.

Commanders draft Dominique Hampton at No. 161

Washington is also in a position to have a little extra freedom with their final picks. They did plenty of heavy lifting earlier in the process, so this portion of the draft is trying to find prospects with that spark to ignite en route to far exceeding expectations.

The Commanders believe Dominique Hampton has these qualities after becoming their selection at No. 161 overall. The defensive back has some nice qualities that can hopefully blossom under the watchful eye of Dan Quinn's coaching staff. But when push comes to shove, it might come down to how much the player wants it.

Looking at the way he approached his work at Washington, the player won't be found wanting for effort. He's also got experience being deployed across the secondary, which is a highly valued trait within Quinn and Joe Whitt Jr.'s defensive scheme.

There is one more pick left for Peters in the seventh round. After or even before then, it'll be time to start making calls to prospective undrafted free agents to see if they'd be interested in joining this fast-moving project.

Hampton could be a nice addition to the rotation if everything goes well during his early development. This also increases competition in the secondary - something Peters was also looking to accomplish to make everyone from top to bottom across the roster better.

It hasn't cost the Commanders must to find out whether Hampton can make a name for himself. He's riding on the crest of a wave after helping the Huskies reach the college football national championship game. Hopefully, he can build on this newfound momentum as the player gets set to embark on the next stage of his football journey.