The NFL Draft is slowly approaching, and the Washington Commanders need to avoid these mistakes to give themselves the best chances at a successful draft.
With the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror, it is officially draft season in the NFL (although the Washington Commanders have been there for a while). That means we’re getting mock drafts and rumors a few times a day at this point. It also means we’re getting closer and closer to the excitement and dread that comes with the draft.
Every year, every single team does it. When the draft is over, they will have some fans thinking it was the greatest draft of all time, while others see one of the worst. People have different opinions on things, and we get to see all the fun takes from media and fans alike.
There are some things that people can agree on though. And sadly those are mostly the negatives. Mainly because the negatives are usually so glaringly obvious almost immediately after the draft.
They don’t always turn out bad, but a lot of the time they feel avoidable. And that doesn’t necessarily mean taking a bad player or passing up on anyone specific. There are plenty of mistakes that get made during drafts. And the Washington Commanders (is it cool if I call them that even though I’m talking past tense?) are no strangers to making mistakes around draft time.
Some of those mistakes feel like they are easily avoidable. Despite that, it seems like they get made pretty often. Not just by Washington, but by a lot of teams around the league.
So what mistakes do the Commanders need to try and avoid this time around?