4 Commanders who could see starting spots stolen by draft picks in 2024

Out with the old, in with the new?

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Which Washington Commanders players could lose their projected starting positions to upcoming picks from the 2024 NFL Draft?

It's been a busy offseason up to now, and general manager Adam Peters is just getting started. The Washington Commanders' roster looks a lot different from the demotivated group that concluded the previous campaign. With the most important stage of free agency done, attention is firmly fixed on the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Commanders are loaded with capital after trading Montez Sweat, Chase Young, and Sam Howell. They have six picks in the top 100, nine in total, and also have the scope to select their future franchise quarterback at No. 2 overall. As far as positions go, it's not a bad one for Peters to be in during his first draft as the team's front-office leader.

This should provide the Commanders with another injection of freshness and energy to the roster, provided Peters can find the right players from the collegiate ranks. Veteran stars will also be watching developments closely and in some cases, nervously looking over their shoulders.

With this in mind, here are four Commanders who could lose their projected starting spots to draft picks in 2024.

Jamison Crowder - Commanders WR

According to ESPN's depth chart, Jamison Crowder is currently listed as the Washington Commanders' No. 3 wide receiver behind Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson. That's about to change.

Much has been made about how deep this draft class is at the wide receiver position. Around a dozen come into the league with WR1 potential. Many others should also bring immediate production to the table. This is something the Commanders will take full advantage of given their need to make life easier for the team's chosen rookie quarterback, whoever that might be.

Crowder was re-signed this offseason, but his role should be as a rotational piece and kick returner rather than a premium feature in the passing game. That will become clearer once the draft concludes.

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