Commanders draft picks 2023: All of Washington’s selections, NFL draft results, team order
Washington finished last season with an 8-8-1 record, the team’s best record since 2016, but still finished in last place in the resurgent NFC East and missed the playoffs for a second straight season.
The Washington offense is going through a transition, with Eric Bieniemy leading the charge as the team’s new assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. Bieniemy spent the previous five seasons as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator, winning two Super Bowls with Kansas City in that time. Head coach Ron Rivera said Sam Howell, who is entering his second year in the NFL, will begin training camp as the top quarterback in Washington. Howell, a fifth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, started one game as a rookie last season, earning a win over Dallas in the final game of the year. Howell was one of three quarterbacks to start a game for Washington last season, with Carson Wentz going 2-5 in seven starts and Taylor Heinicke going 5-3-1 in nine starts. Wentz was released after just one season in Washington, while Heinicke signed with the Falcons.
While the offense struggled to produce last season, the Commanders were ranked third in total defense behind only the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles.
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Washington Commanders 2023 NFL Draft picks:
Round 1: No. 16 - Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State
Round 2: No. 47 - Jartavius Martin, S, Illinois
Round 3: No. 97 - Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas
Round 4: No. 118 - Braeden Daniels, G, Utah
Round 5: No. 137 (from AZ through BUF) - K.J. Henry, DE, Clemson
Round 6: No. 193 - Chris Rodriguez, RB, Kentucky
Round 7: No. 233 - Andre Jones, LB, Louisiana
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