With the latest Commanders’ draft class comes brand-new jersey projects.
The Commanders went into recently’s 2023 NFL draft with 8 options. However, they selected to trade their fifth-round choice (150 general) and their sixth-round choice (215 general) to the Buffalo Bills for the Bills’ fifth-round option (initially the Cardinals), which was 3rd in the 5th round and 137 general.
Consequently, the Commanders 2023 draft class includes 7 choices/players.
Emmanuel Forbes — 13
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – DECEMBER 28: J.J. Sparkman #84 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders captures a pass for a goal versus Emmanuel Forbes #13 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs throughout the 2nd half in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on December 28, 2021 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
In the last twenty seasons it has actually been receivers who have actually used 13 for Washington.
Adam Humphries, Kelvin Harmon, Maurice Harris, Anthony Armstrong and Derrius Thompson.
Some fans might remember security Jake Scott (1976-78) and less might remember Alvin Haymond (1972) and Frank Ryan (1969-70).
Jartavius Martin — 20
Purdue Boilermakers pass receiver TJ Sheffield (8) can’t make this catch after Illinois Fighting Illini protective back Jartavius Martin (21) makes a take on throughout the 2nd half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Johnson-U.S.A. TODAY Sports
More proof that Martin has actually been prepared to change CB/ S Bobby McCain, Martin is even being offered McCain’s old number 20.
McCain was offered No.. 20 after Jimmy Moreland (2020) and Landon Collins (2019).
Jay Gruden enjoyed him some Roberty Kelly (2017-2018), while Skip Hicks flashed in 1998 prior to leveling out (1998-2000).
We old timers remember protective backs Ken Stone (1973-75) and Joe Lavender (1976-82) wear No. 20.
Ricky Stromberg — No. 53
Ricky Stromberg #51 of the Arkansas Razorbacks sets to obstruct Brigham Young Cougars throughout the very first half of their video game on October 15, 2022 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
Two names constantly pertain to my mind right away when a see a Washington football gamer using No. 53.
Harold McClinton was a middle linebacker (1969-1978) , beginning for those winning George Allen groups 1973-1977. Tragically McClinton was eliminated when he was struck by a car while having stopped himself to assist a fellow chauffeur in requirement.
Joe Bostic was the beginning center the large bulk of the time for the Hogs of the Joe Gibbs Super Bowl years. Bostic used No. 53 from the 1980-1993 seasons.
Braeden Daniels — No. 79
Most just recently Ereck Flowers used No. 79 throughout the 2021 season.
Washington fans will remember Ty Nsekhe (2015-18), Lorenzo Alexander (2007-09).
Some might remember Maurice Hurt (2011-12), Todd Liebenstein (1982-85) and Coy Bacon (1979-81).
The most effective to use No. 79 no doubt were Jim Lachey (1988-95) and Ron McDole “The Dancing Bear” (1971-78).
K.J. Henry — No, 55
Oct 1, 2022; Clemson, South Carolina, U.S.A.; Clemson protective end K.J. Henry (5) pressures NC State quarterback Devin Leary (13) throughout the very first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-U.S.A. TODAY Sports
I will constantly initially think about Chris Hanburger when it pertains to No. 55 The previous North Carolina Tar Heel was a 9-time Pro Bowler, 3-time All-Pro and even a Hall of Famer (class of 2011).
Cole Holcomb (2019-22) like Hanburger likewise played linebacker and likewise was a North Carolina Tar Heel.
Mel Kaufman (1981-88) and Andre Collins (1990-94) were likewise linebackers who made considerable contributions.
Chris Rodriguez — No. 23
Kentucky Wildcats running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. (24) runs the ball throughout the 4th quarter versus the Georgia Bulldogs at Kroger Field. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-U.S.A. TODAY Sports
Four gamers quickly stand above all who have actually used No. 23 for the Burgundy and Gold.
If you were enjoying live on MNF as I was, you will always remember Brig Owens (1966-77) obstructing a pass in the 4th quarter versus Dallas, returning it for a goal, breaking a 7-7 tie, providing Washington the late 14-7 lead.
Deangelo Hall (2008-17) in a 2010 video game versus the Bears obstructed Jay Cutler 4 times!
Tony Peters was a compelling security for the Redskins (1979-85) and Todd Bowles was a trusted, great dealing with security (1986-90).
Andre Jones — No. 48
Stephen Davis without concern is the best No. 48 in franchise history. There are 2 reasons that. The initially existing have actually been no other fantastic gamers to use No. 48. The 2nd factor being Stephen Davis was a stud!
In his 7 Washington seasons, Davis hurried for 5,790 backyards and 45 hurrying goals, leading the NFL in 1999 with 17 hurrying goals and 100.4 hurrying backyards per video game.
Honorable reference to security Ken Coffey (1983-86).
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