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Washington Commanders Mock Draft Roundup 6.0

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 (4/1)

11. Drake London, WR, USC

Injuries limited tight end Logan Thomas and wide receiver Curtis Samuel to only 294 and 84 offensive snaps, respectively, as Terry McLaurin (1,053 yards) was the only Commanders pass catcher to exceed 400 yards last season. London uses his 6'5" frame and large catch radius to turn contested catches into his advantage. The former basketball player had 88 catches for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns in only eight games before his season was cut short by an ankle injury.

CBS Sports - Kyle Stackpole (4/1)

11. Drake London, WR, USC

The run of wide receivers continues as Carson Wentz gets another much-needed weapon to pair with two-time 1,000-yard receiver Terry McLaurin. London and McLaurin immediately give Washington one of the best contested-catch duos in the NFC.

Yahoo! Sports - Eric Edholm (3/31)

11. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

Perhaps this becomes the trade-up spot for Pickett, if another team is willing to pay the price. A year ago, the Bears moved from 20 (where the Steelers currently reside, FYI) at the cost of a 2021 fifth-round pick, plus first- and fourth-rounders in 2022.

But if they stay here, the Commanders could use more playmakers if Carson Wentz is going to have any chance to succeed. A WR top three of Terry McLaurin, Dyami Brown and Wilson would offer some big-play splash.

ESPN - Mike Tannenbaum (3/30)

11. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

The Commanders were in the bottom half of the league in just about every passing category last season, and while Carson Wentz represents an upgrade at quarterback, his pass-catching group could use a boost, too. Terry McLaurin is a free agent in 2023, and we're witnessing a receiver market that is only getting more and more expensive. Curtis Samuel missed 12 games last year, and Adam Humphries -- the only other Washington wide receiver besides McLaurin to have more than 25 catches in 2021 -- is unsigned. Olave joining McLaurin, his former Ohio State teammate, gives the Commanders a solid duo outside.

NFL.com - Bucky Brooks (3/29)

11. Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU

As a five-star talent with the tools to play as a shutdown corner on the island, Stingley could take the Commanders' defense to the next level if he locks in and performs to his potential.

The Draft Network - Brentley Weissman (3/28)

11. Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

The slide for my No. 1 overall player finally ends. Hamilton didn't run as well as he might have hoped at the combine but that shouldn't matter if you watched his tape. He is a rare player who offers the size, length, and athleticism to do just about anything you could ask of a safety. He can play single-high where he displays excellent range, instincts, and ball skills. He can play down in the box where he shows strength to take on blocks and outstanding tackling ability. He would give the Commanders another blue-chip player on a defense that's looking to return to form after a down 2021.

The Athletic - Beat Writer Mock (3/28)

11. Drake London, WR, USC

Ben Standig: Washington would ideally trade down from this spot. With Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett still on the board, I have to think that chance exists in a real-world setting with a few QB-needy teams picking later in the first. That said, grabbing the 6-foot-4 London absolutely works for an offense lacking consistent production opposite Terry McLaurin. London wildly impressed in eight games for the Trojans -- 88 receptions, 1,084 yards, seven touchdowns -- before suffering an ankle fracture.

There's an argument for waiting on a wide receiver considering the deep pool of options and instead targeting linebacker Devin Lloyd or a cornerback. Instead, we'll grab arguably the best receiving target in this class.

Brugler: Regardless of how the quarterback situation works out, Washington needs more weapons, and London certainly fits in that category. He needs continued development with his routes and separation skills, but his basketball background and ball skills allow him to make plays over defensive backs. The last Washington wideout with London's blend of size and ability might have been Art Monk.

PFF - Austin Gayle (3/28)

11. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

The Commanders' offense needs more firepower beyond Terry McLaurin, Cam Sims, Dyami Brown and Curtis Samuel to have success with Carson Wentz now under center. Wilson is a dynamic pass-catcher who can complement McLaurin immediately as the No. 2 option. His feet are a bit erratic in his routes and releases, but he can clean that up at the next level.

What can't be coached is his innate separation ability and suddenness with and without the ball in his hands. He is currently DraftKings' favorite (+115) to be the first receiver off the board in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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