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Locked On Commanders: Final preview of Washington's needs and prospects ahead of 2022 NFL Draft

Chris Russell and David Harrison of the Locked On Commanders podcast discuss how Washington will use its picks during the 2022 NFL Draft.

WASHINGTON — The 2022 NFL Draft has arrived and the Washington Commanders' future will be determined in part by what happens beginning Thursday night, in the first round.

The Washington Commanders have the No. 11 pick during Thursday's first-round draft selection. 

In its latest episode, The Locked On Commanders Podcast is ranking the position groups Ron Rivera and Martin Mayhew should focus on, and which players could be available at the top of each day at the draft, helps to figure out potential strategies the team could be following this weekend. 

Players like Sauce Gardner, Kyle Hamilton, Jameson Williams, Garrett Wilson are all first-round targets. But Day 2 options like Quay Walker, Jalen Tolbert, Jaquan Brisker, and Dameon Pierce could land in Washington as well.

Watch or Listen to the Locked On Washington Commanders Podcast:

More Tidbits Ahead of Draft: 

Washington hasn't made any big moves ahead of this year's draft and has a variety of picks to use. Currently, the team will not have a third-round pick but has two picks to use in the seventh round.

Draft selection positions for the Commanders will be: First Round (11), Second Round (47), Fourth Round (113), Sixth Round (189), Seventh Round (230), Seventh Round (240)

Washington Commanders Schedule: (DATE and TIME for games still TBD)

Schedule for the 2022 Season: 

Washington Commanders at Chicago Bears 

Washington Commanders at Dallas Cowboys

Washington Commanders at Detroit Lions 

Washington Commanders at Houston Texans

Washington Commanders at Indianapolis Colts

Washington Commanders at New York Giants

Washington Commanders at Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Commanders at San Francisco 49ers

Dallas Cowboys at Washington Commanders

New York Giants at Washington Commanders

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Commanders

Green Bay Packers at Washington Commanders 

Minnesota Vikings at Washington Commanders

Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Commanders

Tennessee Titans at Washington Commanders

Cleveland Browns at Washington Commanders

Atlanta Falcons at Washington Commanders

Follow Chris and David on Twitter, where they share the latest news and analysis about the Washington Commanders:

Chris Russell: https://twitter.com/Russellmania621

David Harrison: https://twitter.com/DHarrison82

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