The Washington Commanders have made their second pick in the 2022 NFL draft and this time it’s for a defender. Washington stayed at their 47th overall pick and selected Alabama DL Phidarian Mathis. The defensive line went from a strength to a question mark this offseason when their depth was either released(Matt Ioannidis) or left in free agency(Tim Settle). There was also a report that the team didn’t plan on offering a contract extension to starter Daron Payne.
Coach had a hard time getting a word in with @PhidarianMathis #HTTC | @BIG100Radio pic.twitter.com/9bhyqA3FW3— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) April 30, 2022
The one and only Santana Moss introducing the newest Commander: @PhidarianMathis!— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) April 30, 2022
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Washington’s draft picks:
Round 1(#16): Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
Round 2(#47): Phidarian Mathis, DL, Alabama