4 prospects the Commanders could target with trade-down from No. 16

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Commanders could draft Anton Harrison

  • Offensive Tackle | Oklahoma Sooners

Another huge need for the Washington Commanders is finding a franchise left tackle. Someone that can sure up the position long-term for the first time since Trent Williams was traded to the San Francisco 49ers.

This is something recognized by the Commanders. But there’s also a realistic chance that three or four of the top edge protectors will be gone by the time Washington goes on the clock at No. 16 overall.

If this scenario comes to fruition, then trading down is a possibility. Depending on how far the trade-down goes, it could bring a prospect like Anton Harrison into the equation.

Harrison has gone relatively under the radar compared to other prospects at the position, but that does not detract from how appealing his physical attributes are once he gets to the next level. He is a huge body with the length to match, which is coupled with outstanding athleticism for someone listed at 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds.

The former Oklahoma stud has heavy hands that can keep opposing rushers out of harm’s way with relative comfort. Harrison gave up just four sacks in three seasons as a starter and is a ruthless finisher in the run game for good measure.

The strong track record of Sooners’ offensive linemen who’ve gone on to have prolific NFL careers is something else working in Harrison’s favor. Once some technical flaws are refined, this looks like someone that could man Washington’s blindside for the next decade.