Instant analysis: Washington selects two in 7th round

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The Washington Commanders closed out their 2022 NFL Draft by making two selections in the 7th (final) round.

At No. 230 the Commanders selected Tulsa Guard 6-foot-4 323 pound Chris Paul.

Paul has experience playing both guard and tackle. One can easily imagine hearing Ron Rivera’s voice in the draft room, “Paul has position flex.” Here is Paul at 323 running the 40 at the Combine.

At No. 240, Washington selected Oklahoma State CB Christian Holmes (6-1, 205).

Holmes is physical, coming up with force when sitting in his zone. However, his man coverage is why he lasted until the 240th selection. Holmes a 5th-year senior, started all 13 games for the Cowboys (Big 12 Conference).

However, Holmes tested to be a good athlete, accumulating a 9.1 on the Relative Athletic Score.

Consequently, might Washington perhaps attempt to convert him to Free Safety and see if he can develop in that role?