The Washington Commanders finished out their 2023 NFL Draft class by drafting another edge rusher, Andre Jones from Louisiana was selected with the 233rd overall pick.
Long-limbed edge defender with an angular frame and a willingness to take on all comers. Jones’ production might not jump off the page, but he’s athletic and uses his length to put himself in position to make tackles. Jones could use more strength in his lower half both as a run defender and pass rusher. While they aren’t sustained, there are flashes of rush potential that might create a roster opportunity after a year on a practice squad.
Adequate size with good length along the edge.
Punches and separates from blocker before seeking out the ball-carrier.
Quick feet to dart around traffic looking for the tackle.
Attacks blockers with forceful hands and lead shoulder.
Decent three-step speed to the top of the rush arc.
Hits sudden inside stride to attack the B-gap.
Transitions from run defender to pass rusher quickly.
Somewhat lean in his lower half to maintain his base.
Fails to explode into blocker with enough force.
A little inconsistent with contain positioning.
Must become more threatening with his speed-to-power rush.
Washington Commanders 2023 Draft Picks
1st Round: #16 - Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State
2nd Round: #47 - Jartavius Martin, DB, Illinois
3rd Round: #97 (compensatory pick) - Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas
4th Round: #118 - Braeden Daniels, G/T, Utah
5th Round #137 - KJ Henry, EDGE, Clemson
5th Round: #150 Traded to the Bills
6th Round: #193 - Chris Rodriguez Jr, RB, Kentucky
#215 (compensatory pick) Traded to the Bills
7th Round: #233 - Andre Jones, EDGE, Louisiana