2023 NFL Mock Draft

Selection Comment - Pick #10

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Kelee Ringo



A year ago: Washington's defense was the unit with high expectations while the average fan thought very little of the offense. As it turned out, the defense proved to be one of the worst in the league and was historically bad on third down through the first three quarters of the season. This year seems to be the exact opposite. The team and fans alike expect Scott Turner's offense to flourish with Carson Wentz at the helm, and for the first time in a half decade, I do too. There are just too many weapons at Wentz's disposal for this offense to not make major strides this year.

Speaking of weapons, Jahan Dotson appears to be the real deal. Receiver is one of the only positions that can really show ability in training camp and he has done just that. He is savvy with his routes, has broken-off veteran Kendall Fuller multiple times, and has made leaping one-handed grabs in coverage. If the rookie can stay healthy and Curtis Samuel can stay on the field, this offense could be explosive.

l do still worry about the defense, but if Montez Sweat and Chase Young (when he returns to the field) play within the scheme unlike last year, the defense should return to at least above average in 2022. I believe William Jackson III will be better in year two of this scheme and I think enough players (not to mention Jack Del Rio) have pressure on them to perform in '22 that results will be much more favorable than a year ago. We might not have a new owner, but we have a new name and, hopefully, a new energy in Burgundy and Gold.

-Kennedy Paynter, Senior Draft Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)

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