Jahan Dotson turning heads for Washington Commanders this spring

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Jahan Dotson (1) of the Washington Commanders makes a catch during the Washington Commanders OTA on June 1, 2022 at the Park in Ashburn, Virginia. (Photo by John McCreary/Icon Sportswire)

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Jahan Dotson, Penn State Football

Jahan Dotson is making a strong first impression on his new Washington Commanders teammates.

Dotson, chosen by the Commanders No. 16 overall in this spring’s NFL Draft, seems to be picking up right where he left off after departing Happy Valley as the focal point of the Nittany Lions‘ passing game.

“[He] has great hands,” Commanders defensive lineman Jonathan Allen told NBC Sports Washington. “That boy doesn’t drop anything.”

Last season, Dotson caught a career-high 91 passes for 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns.

The Commanders are banking on Dotson emerging as a complementary weapon, opposite Terry McLaurin, in quarterback Carson Wentz’s arsenal. 

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It’s early, and training camp later this summer will paint a far clearer picture for what the Commanders can expect from their first-round pick. But, at least so far, Dotson is doing everything necessary to live up to his first-round billing. 

“He just comes in every single day and works hard,” Allen added. “And fits right in with the culture.”