4 bold trades the Commanders should consider to speed up 2024 rebuild

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Commanders could trade back into Round No. 1

The Washington Commanders are loaded with draft picks in 2024. They have nine in total - six of these come in the first 100. Three sit in the top 40. Adam Peters has a huge need at the quarterback position to resolve at No. 2 overall, but everything should be pretty fluid after that.

Peters is a master manipulator of draft boards from his time working with the San Francisco 49ers. He's a shrewd talent evaluator who's played a leading role in identifying gifted prospects at all levels of the draft. He also knows the benefit of striking with conviction when opportunities arise.

Much will depend on what unfolds throughout the first round, but a situation could emerge where the Commanders take an opportunity to trade back into Round No. 1 if a prospect that's high on their board starts falling. Washington needs a franchise-caliber left tackle to go along with their new signal-caller. Surging up rather than waiting around in the hope of landing a desired recruit from the college ranks is the smart course of action.

If a young cornerback like Nate Wiggins or a dynamic playmaker such as tight end Brock Bowers begins to fall, it's another possibility. The Commanders have been aggressive throughout Peters' first offseason at the helm. Fans should expect the same mindset during the draft with the vast assets at his disposal.