What would you say is the Washington Commanders’ biggest need ahead of the 2022 NFL draft? Some would argue it is a wide receiver; others would say linebacker or free safety, while you could also make the argument for a guard.
Throughout the pre-draft process, the Commanders have been paying attention to multiple positions, including running back. Washington would like to add one more back to the group of Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic and Jaret Patterson to allow Gibson to be used in multiple roles.
But how high would the Commanders draft a running back? And does Washington view wide receiver as a big hole?
Ideally, the Commanders would prefer to land multiple players at different positions of need, but with only six total picks — three of which are in the sixth and seventh rounds — that could be difficult. While fans would prefer Washington to trade down, something head coach Ron Rivera would also probably like; you need a trade partner.
In a new seven-round mock draft for NFL.com, Chad Reuter gives the Commanders some help at multiple positions, crushing his first two selections.