How does the Carson Wentz trade affect the NFL Draft?

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Southern California Trojans wide receiver Drake London (15). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Commanders possible NFL Draft targets following Wentz trade

If he stays on the board up until pick 11, my choice for a possible playmaker is Drake London. Coming out of USC, he is my WR1 in this draft class. London is a powerful runner once the ball reaches his hands, in a lot of snaps this year you would see him performing a cut route and driving at the defense for a gain of 10-15 YAC.

However, being 6’4 and having great hands allows him to be a huge threat around the end zone. This was shown by his 7 touchdowns in just 8 games this season, before fracturing his ankle against Arizona in late October.

From a defensive perspective, I think the Commanders are either looking at linebackers or cornerbacks. The linebacker scenario all depends on whether they could possibly lure Bobby Wagner to the capital after being cut by Seattle. Jamin Davis is coming off an okay rookie season at MLB, he showed glimpses of talent but nothing incredible.

In terms of the cornerback position, I wouldn’t say it’s as necessary to prioritize a first-round pick on it as it is a wide receiver. William Jackson III is coming off a season that didn’t exactly impress Commanders fans, but Kendall Fuller is a solid piece of the secondary, ranking joint seventh in the ‘passes defended’ metric (able to stop the pass to the WR). He was notably higher than Broncos’ Patrick Surtain II and Bengals’ Chidobe Awuzie (credit Team Rankings).

However, if it was a secondary that the Commanders’ front office wanted, Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner or Derek Stingley Jr. would be my two choices to fit the bill.