4 Commanders draft picks who could be cut after 2024 training camp

Things are hanging in the balance for these Commanders players.
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Ron Rivera didn't get many draft picks right during his four years at the helm. There were a few who exceeded expectations, but nowhere near enough for the Washington Commanders to build through the college selection process.

Couple this with some indifferent free-agent signings, and it's not hard to see why Rivera's roster building came in for significant criticism. One only has to look at the turnover of playing personnel since Adam Peters became general manager to see how this was perceived from the outside looking in.

Things look a lot more promising now. Peters brought more balance, collaboration, and professionalism to Washington's decision-making process. The roster looks stronger as a result, which raises the stakes for those still around who've underachieved in recent seasons.

There is no emotional attachment from Peters' perspective. If he feels like it's the right thing to do, the front-office leader won't hesitate to remove those who aren't pulling their weight from the equation regardless of previous status on Rivera's watch.

With this in mind, here are four Commanders draft picks who could be potential cut candidates after the team's training camp in 2024.

Chris Paul - Commanders OL

The Washington Commanders acquired several new additions to their offensive line this offseason. Nick Allegretti, Tyler Biadasz, and rookie third-rounder Brandon Coleman could emerge as possible long-term options if everything goes well. Versatile veteran Michael Deiter provides quality depth should something unforeseen happen to the starters. This was necessary from Adam Peters' perspective after how things capitulated during the previous campaign.

Questions remain about the offensive tackle positions, but this extra competition for places and obvious upgrades to the interior should help. What this means for Chris Paul's future remains to be seen, but the former seventh-round selection faces a fight for his roster spot throughout the summer.

Paul failed to take advantage of opportunities when they arose. His technical flaws became exposed when given prominent reps last season. His 38.8 grade from Pro Football Focus was among the league's worst for qualifying guards. Unless there's a drastic surge forward from the player, his time in the nation's capital might come to an abrupt halt after three seasons.