Jahan Dotson has already made a strong first impression on the Washington Commanders, but the former Penn State Football standout is about to get a big opportunity to shine.
As Commanders star wide receiver Terry McLaurin opted to skip Washington’s mandatory minicamp this week, and his status for reporting to training camp uncertain, Dotson is about to get an extended run with the first-team offense.
For any rookie, especially a first-round NFL Draft choice, any practice snaps with the starting quarterback are invaluable during the spring and summer.
Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz has loved what he’s seen from Dotson, so far.
“He catches the football as natural as anybody I’ve been around, just how natural he plucks it out of the air,” Wentz said Wednesday following practice. “I got a lot of high expectations for him just as a rookie to just continue to keep growing, learning and understanding the bigger picture of this game. I think he’s doing a really good job of where he is at right now.”
“With Jahan, he has a sense of comfort that he comes out here with, his comfort, his confidence, his talent,” Fuller said. “He went first round for a reason. But [I’ve noticed] definitely how comfortable and confident he’s been coming out here.”