Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson is headed to Washington.

On Thursday, Dotson heard his name called as the No. 16 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. He becomes one of the top receivers selected in the draft and will look to carve out a key role with the Washington Commanders offense.

Dotson improved his game every year of his career in Happy Valley. He first made a jump during the shortened 2020 season with 52 catches and 884 yards in just 9 games played. That season included 8 touchdowns for Dotson.


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After coming back as a senior, Dotson put together a complete performance in 2021. Even as the Nittany Lions struggled offensively, Dotson finished with 91 catches for 1,182 yards receiving and 12 receiving touchdowns.

During the 2021 season, Dotson finished with the second-most catches in a single season in Penn State history. He also set the franchise record for receiving yards in a game with 242 vs. Maryland.

Dotson leaves Penn State as one of the most accomplished receivers to play for the Nittany Lions. He finishes 2nd on the program’s all-time list for receptions (183), 4th in receiving yardage (2,757) and tied for 2nd all-time in receiving touchdowns with 25.

Along with his college production, Dotson put on a solid display of his physical attributes at the NFL Combine, enough so to land with Washington early in the draft. Now, he’ll work alongside former Ohio State receiver Terry McLaurin as a part of the Commander’s offense.