Not sure an NFL debut could have been much better for the Washington Commanders‘ first round pick. Former Nittany Lion Jahan Dotson had mild expectations despite being drafted 16th overall in April’s draft.
Dotson would finish with an impressive stat line in his debut of three catches for 40 yards and two touchdowns.
The Commanders would go on to win the game in large part to the success of the passing game. Without Dotson’s plays he made early on in the game, then they would not have been in a position late to secure a win.
Not to mention he caught the game-winning play.
Despite being the number two receiver in Washington, it appears that Dotson is going to have a significant role this season for the Commanders. Social media was abuzz over his performance including some notable names and accounts sharing their excitement over the former Nittany Lion.
Onward State, Penn State Student Media
Jahan Dotson, are you kidding me?😱 pic.twitter.com/aI3YlxiODz
— Onward State (@OnwardState) September 11, 2022
— NFL (@NFL) September 11, 2022
Zach Cohen, The 33rd Team
It’s a pleasure that the first TD video I share of the season is a TD from future WR1 Jahan Dotson pic.twitter.com/0JTbLIhnsw
— Zach Cohen (@ZachCohenFB) September 11, 2022
Penn State Football
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) September 11, 2022
Jamie Elsner, The Draft Network
— Jaime Eisner (@JaimeEisner) September 11, 2022
Ethan Cadeaux, NBC Washington
Jahan Dotson's first NFL catch is a TD.
— Ethan Cadeaux (@Ethan_Cadeaux) September 11, 2022
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