4 bombshell NFL Draft trade offers to get Commanders back into Round 1

Could the Commanders go bold during the 2024 NFL Draft?
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Let's finish with something a little bolder.

The Washington Commanders are armed with a bounty of assets in 2024. This puts Adam Peters in a solid position to make a daring move up the order for a left tackle. Could this result in the general manager pulling the trigger on a lofty trade into the top 10? It's highly unlikely all things considered, but anything can happen during the NFL Draft.

Looking at consensus projections, the Los Angeles Chargers and Tennessee Titans could be in the market for an offensive tackle in the top 10. Jim Harbaugh's men might consider trading down for a king's ransom if a team is desperate enough for one of the quarterback prospects, but another potential scenario is something the Commanders might be able to take advantage of.

The Atlanta Falcons sit at pick No. 8 and have no desire to take a quarterback after Kirk Cousins joined from the Minnesota Vikings in free agency. This same move is currently the subject of an NFL investigation, with many anticipating the loss of draft picks if the organization is found guilty.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, it won't be this year. Therefore, the Falcons would be wise to consider moving back in pursuit of stockpiling picks in the event NFL officials come down hard for their alleged tampering transgressions.

Atlanta's No. 8 pick is worth 1,946 points based on the draft value chart. The Commanders could package together the No. 36 pick (1,184 points), and No. 40 pick (1,131 points), and throw in their second-rounder next year for good measure. It's overpaying to a certain extent according to the Fitzgerald-Spielberger standard, but this is typically what it takes to make such a big leap up the pecking order.

Of course, this leaves the Commanders without a second-round pick this year and next. But again, if this lands the Commanders someone like Joe Alt, Olu Fashanu, or JC Latham, one critical position of need is likely filled for the next decade.