The Washington Commanders joined in on the fun of the 2022 NFL Draft by selecting Jahan Dotson as the No. 16 pick.
This draft class saw six wide receivers taken in the first round in what has proven to be a strong group.
As Dotson and his counterparts enter year two of the NFL, he has high expectations for what is to come.
Dotson recently appeared on “Good Morning Football,” saying he and the Commanders are “bound for a big year,” per Will Selva.
.@Commanders WR Jahan Dotson on @gmfb @nflnetwork on expectations this season: "A lot of big things. Year 1 was good, all that I learned last year, bound for a big year. Doing everything possible to make it happen."
— Will Selva (@WillSelvaTV) September 5, 2023
He believes the Commanders have a great opportunity to succeed in Sam Howell’s first year as their starting quarterback.
Dotson’s rookie campaign featured tumultuous quarterback play.
He wasn’t able to establish a solid relationship with any of the team’s passers, which made a potential road to success difficult.
Despite the odds being stacked against him, Dotson still racked up 35 receptions in 12 games.
This resulted in 523 total yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 14.9 yards per reception.
While his yards per reception total is unsustainable from the 2022 campaign, there is reason to believe Dotson is in for a massive year.
He has established a rapport with Howell, which stemmed from their time together last year.
Howell and Dotson come from the same draft class, as Howell was taken in the fifth round.
If these two can keep their connection growing, there’s no ceiling for what the Commanders could do this season.
They have an uphill road to divisional dominance, especially given the strength of the NFC East.
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