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Washington Commanders Mock Draft Roundup 4.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our Washington Commanders Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Washington Commanders from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Commanders:

SI - Kevin Hanson (2/17)

11. Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh

Finally, a quarterback is selected. In search of stability at the position, Washington has started three different quarterbacks in four consecutive seasons and has had a total of 10 different starters over that span. Pickett turns 24 in June and is as pro-ready as any quarterback in this draft class. After throwing 39 touchdowns and 25 interceptions from 2017 to '20, Pickett threw 42 touchdowns to only seven interceptions last season.

Yahoo! Sports - Eric Edholm (2/17)

11. Matt Corral, QB, Mississippi

For those who don't understand three quarterbacks going in the top 11 this year, we hear you. But there might be a significant need for several teams to find one in April, including Washington, if several veterans don't switch teams. Corral has a playmaker's mentality and decent physical traits, and he's come a long way the past few years, but he'll need a structured system to thrive.

Draft Wire - Luke Easterling (2/17)

11. Matt Corral, QB, Mississippi

It's not a great year to need a quarterback, yet the Commanders are still left with just the third-best passer on the board at this pick. Even so, there's plenty to like about Corral's skill set and potential, especially after watching him consistently succeed against SEC defenses.

ESPN - Todd McShay (2/16)

11. Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh

Washington has a team name, and now it needs a quarterback. Perhaps the Commanders trade for Jimmy Garoppolo. Perhaps they get into the Jameis Winston mix in free agency. But if nothing comes along on those fronts, they'd be happy to have the entire QB class available to them at No. 11. (The last time zero QBs went in the top 10 was 2013.)

I personally have Liberty's Malik Willis slightly ahead of Pickett, but the Pitt signal-caller is more NFL ready, and it's more likely he's the first QB off the board in April. Pickett reads the field well, has good touch and timing on his throws and shows sneaky pocket mobility. I'd be intrigued to see a competition between him and Taylor Heinicke in camp, and if Heinicke wins the job, he can keep the seat warm while Pickett gets acclimated to the NFL.

Fox Sports - Rob Rang (2/16)

11. Kenyon Green, IOL, Texas A&M

With nearly half the roster currently slated for free agency, the Commanders are likely to undergo major changes next season, perhaps including at quarterback. Coach Ron Rivera has shown a preference for veterans rather than rookies at the game's most important position, so instead, one of the most versatile (and effective) offensive linemen in the draft is the pick for now.

Green is a rare interior blocker worthy of top-10 consideration, and he'd be a much cheaper alternative should Brandon Scherff be lured elsewhere in free agency.

USA Today - Nate Davis (2/15)

11. Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

His attributes were on full display during Senior Bowl week -- the big arm, the powerful legs and an alpha personality. Sure, Willis will have to overcome the perception he hasn't played against big-time competition while proving he can be more consistent. But Washington needs a Commander, and he has all the ability in the world ... and time to harness it behind Taylor Heinicke if Willis isn't ready to play immediately.

The Ringer - Danny Kelly (2/15)

11. Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh

Washington's defense underperformed in 2021, but if that group can bounce back and reach its potential next year, this team isn't far off from competing in the NFC East. That's particularly true if the Commanders can find a good starting quarterback, too -- and Pickett is the most game-ready signal-caller in this draft. Pickett would have a soft landing spot with Terry McLaurin, Antonio Gibson, and Logan Thomas to throw to on offense.

The Draft Scout - Matt Miller (2/14)

11. Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh

There are only so many quarterbacks to go around this offseason and the Commanders must get one. Kenny Pickett's accuracy and the catchable way he throws the ball will no doubt be appealing to an offense that has key weapons already in place.

NFL.com - Chad Reuter (2/14)

11. Matt Corral, QB, Mississippi

Washington selects Corral to be the team's future at the position. The Ole Miss product's arm strength and athleticism give him a chance to become an excellent NFL QB.

PFF - Mike Renner (2/14)

11. Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh

Pickett may not be the flashiest prospect, but he had a nearly flawless redshirt senior campaign. He took a massive leap in accuracy, with his adjusted completion percentage going from 73.7% in 2020 to 78.8% in 2021.

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