Commanders sign 3 members of their 2023 rookie class
The Washington Commanders opened their two-day rookie minicamp Friday in Ashburn, providing the perfect time to sign some of their seven draft picks.
Therefore, Washington got to work signing three members of the 2023 NFL draft class. The Commanders signed the following three players Friday:
DE K.J. Henry, Clemson, fifth-round pick
RB Chris Rodgriguez Jr., Kentucky, sixth-round pick
EDGE Andre Jones, Louisiana, seventh-round pick
Rookie contract signings are underway ✒️@thekjhenry | @CROD_JR | @_mill_ticket pic.twitter.com/kz72czecp7
— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) May 12, 2023
The Commanders moved up in the fifth round to select Henry, and he could figure into Washington’s two-deep as a rookie behind Chase Young and Montez Sweat.
Rodriguez had an outstanding collegiate career for Kentucky in the SEC. Former Washington GM Scot McCloughan said he had Rodriguez graded as a second-round selection.
Jones is another pick for the future, with the Commanders’ top five defensive ends on expiring contracts after 2023.