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Commanders' 2022 NFL Draft class all share one key commonality

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One year ago, the Washington Commanders used its first-round selection on Kentucky linebacker Jamin Davis, a gifted athlete with exceptional speed and strength but a player who had just one year of starting experience in college. In his first NFL season, Davis flashed at times but his rookie campaign was overall underwhelming.O It's unclear whether Ron Rivera and Martin Mayhew had Davis in mind as the 2022 NFL Draft rolled around, but Washington's front office drafted with a different philosophy this time around. The Commanders opted to prioritize experience and college production in this past weekend's draft, rather than focus on raw-yet-full-of-potential players like Davis. And, throughout the three-day event, Rivera and Mayhew didn't try to hide that thinking, either.