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Washington Commanders 2024 Mock Draft

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The Washington Commanders, now led by Head Coach Dan Quinn, entered the league year with quite a loaded bag: the second-most cap space in the league ($91.5 million) AND the second-most draft capital. Not bad considering this team is attempting a large overhaul.

Not only did the team secure new owners in the Harris Group in 2023, but coaching was retooled from top to bottom as well. There are quite several needs that will surely be addressed in both the draft and free agency. Let’s dive in!

Washington Commanders Mock Draft

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1-2: Jayden Daniels, QB LSU

Daniels is a true dual-threat quarterback. Not only can he sling the rock, but he protects the football: he threw for 40 touchdowns and only had FOUR interceptions. He also ran for 1,134 yards and 10 touchdowns. Could this be the end of the quarterback merry-go-round in Washington?

2-36: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

This is a great tackle class and who better to jump in at either LT or RT (he can play either) to protect their new QB? Speaking of versatility, that is probably in part due to his switch from defensive to offensive line years ago. He is a physical presence and would jive with Kingsbury’s new-look offense.

2-40: Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

After dealing with both Chase Young and Montez Sweat during the 2023 season, Trice could come in guns blazing for Washington’s pass rush. Trice brings the strength and versatility Dan Quinn seeks out.

3-67: Payton Wilson, LB, NC State

The former ACC Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-ACC in 2023 would be a slam dunk in round three. Size: check. Athleticism: check. Pass and rush defense: Check.

3-100 (comp via SF): Renardo Green, CB, Florida State

A competitor at heart, Renardo Green is an intriguing corner, to say the least. Where he may lack in overwhelming size, he makes up for his explosive and fiery nature. His physical nature lends itself well to speedy receivers that he will face in the NFL.

4-102: Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State
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The Kansas State product is an athletic and versatile tight end. Sinnott is not the best blocker, but don’t underestimate his quickness. Being that he is not the best blocker, we may see him fall to the early 4th round. Though he did show his explosive and athletic abilities at the Combine. Logan Thomas, unfortunately, just was not at a starting caliber level and is now a free agent and up for replacement.

5-139: Bucky Irving, HB, Oregon

Even with the addition of Ekeler coming in, Irving would be a fun developmental backup to both Ekeler and Brian Robinson Jr. The prospect out of Eugene measured on the smaller size, but his tape and numbers speak for themselves. Not to mention, he is a good pass-catcher as well.

6-179: Drake Nugent, OC, Michigan

Nugent could come in and be an impact player very quickly given his size and experience (he started all 15 games for Michigan). The 300-pounder has a healthy history and grades well in both run and pass rush.

7-222: Marcus Harris, DL, Auburn

I did not snag any wide receivers as I could see Washington going for a stud in free agency. They already have awesome weapons for their new QB and with a couple of offensive additions above can work.

I could see new GM Adam Peters going in several directions after their very first pick to be quite honest.  This will all hinge on their participation in free agency to outline the remainder of their needs. Let’s hear your thoughts, Commanders fans. Shout it out on X @DraftCountdown!

 

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