4 bold Commanders predictions during the 2024 NFL Draft

Time to go bold...
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Commanders double-dip at WR

Much has been made about this wide receiver draft class. There aren't many who don't think it is one of the deepest in a generation. Something the Washington Commanders would be wise to take full advantage of with their nine selections - six of which are in the top 100.

Adam Peters stood relatively firm with his wideout options throughout the offseason. The Commanders lost Curtis Samuel when the versatile threat signed for the Buffalo Bills in free agency. Those in power re-signed Jamison Crowder and secured the services of Olamide Zaccheaus. What sort of role they'll play is another matter, but these moves shouldn't prevent Washington from targeting a prominent pass-catcher or two during the draft.

Much will depend on the capital Peters needs to give up if he's intent on moving into the first round for a premier left tackle, but there is value to be had at wide receiver all over this draft. A situation could emerge where the Commanders draft a top-level talent with one of their second-round picks before turning their attention to an intriguing piece that can develop into a productive starter over time on Day 3.

The Commanders have one legitimate difference-maker at the wide receiver position. Terry McLaurin is a stud in every sense of the term, but the jury is still out on former first-round pick Jahan Dotson. As for Dyami Brown? He seems like a lost cause after three years of failing to establish himself.

Simply put, the Commanders need more. This bears more significance when one considers how those in power must make things easier for their rookie quarterback. Fortunately, this is the best possible draft to fix what could become a potential complication if Dotson cannot break out under offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury.

Get some help for the new signal-caller - whoever that might be - and the Commanders should thrive if the offensive line lives up to their end of the bargain.