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Washington Selects Chris Paul, OG, Tulsa in the Seventh Round of 2022 NFL Draft

Washington welcomes the newest member of the family, Chris Paul, after making him the 230th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 14 SMU at Tulsa Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Draft day is finally here and Washington has made their pick, Tulsa OG Chris Paul. Washington waited until the 7th round to draft some depth for their offensive line. They lost All-Pro, franchise G Brandon Scherff in free agency, and also released Ereck Flowers during the offseason. They only signed Andrew Norwell, and are expected to make Wes Schweitzer the other starting guard. Paul joins a group or practice squaders and future contract guys that will compete with Saahdiq Charles for a backup role on the team.

Chris Paul has played both tackle and both guard spots during his time at Tulsa. The Commanders love positional versatility, and are probably hoping Paul can develop into a valuable backup like Schweitzer.

NFL.com bio:

As a redshirt freshman, Paul started eight games at right guard while playing in all 12 of the team’s games. The Houston product then started all 12 games at left guard in 2019 before moving to the right tackle spot as a junior. Paul was a second-team All-AAC pick in 2020, though he missed the team’s bowl game due to injury. Known for his leadership and community service, Paul was named to NCAA Committee to Promote Cultural Diversity and Equity in February 2021. His play again received all-conference notice as a senior, garnering honorable mention accolades for his play in 10 starts (one at left tackle and nine at right tackle) even though a knee injury cost him the final three games.

Washington’s draft picks:

Round 1(#16): Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State

Round 2(#47): Phidarian Mathis, DL, Alabama

Round 3(#98): Brian Robinson Jr., RB, Alabama

Round 4(#113): Percy Butler, S, Louisiana

Round 5(#144): Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina

Round 5(#149): Cole Turner, TE, Nevada

Round 7(#230): Chris Paul, OG, Tulsa

Round 7(#240):