The 2022 NFL Draft produced a lot of records. There were a ton of trades, as a record-breaking nine were completed in the first round alone. Georgia broke records throughout, as they had five defensive players selected in the first round alone and 15 Bulldogs were chosen overall.
There was also a positional record set, as wide receivers came off the board frequently throughout. There were six wide receivers selected in the top-18 of the draft, starting with Drake London at No. 8 to the Atlanta Falcons and Treylon Burks at No. 18 to the Tennessee Titans.
The run on wide receivers went a little earlier than anticipated, as teams such as the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs were mocked pass catchers, but missed out on the party. They filled their need at the position in the second round with Christian Watson and Skyy Moore.
Another one of the wide receivers selected in the first round was Jahan Dotson out of Penn State. Dotson went 16th overall to the Washington Commanders, who traded down from No. 11 to gain a little more draft capital yet still found a weapon to complement Terry McLaurin opposite of him.
Dotson grew up a Dallas Cowboys fan and will now get to face them two times per season as the Commanders are one of their NFC East rivals. The Cowboys have a superstar in linebacker Micah Parsons, who was Dotson’s teammate at Penn State.
Dotson was asked how it will be facing off against his former favorite team and Nittany Lion teammate. He said it was going to be amazing, adding it will be great beating them twice a year.
Parsons took to Twitter to troll his former teammate, posting a picture of him sacking Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke last season. He captioned it asking him how is he going to get the ball?
That is one of the things that makes social media so enjoyable. Former teammates can have some good-hearted fun with friendly banter. You can be sure that Parsons will do everything he can to stop Dotson and the Commanders’ offense from succeeding, while Dotson will be extra motivated to get one over on his former teammate.
The schedules haven’t been released yet by the NFL, but you can be sure that Dotson and Parsons will have those inter-divisional matchups circled on the calendar.