4 Commanders on the hot seat entering the 2024 NFL Draft

Emmanuel Forbes
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It's been a tiresome run toward the 2024 NFL Draft for everyone associated with the Washington Commanders. No leaks within the building have left some media members looking to stir up controversy by any means necessary. This has likely fallen on deaf ears where those in power are concerned.

Those trusted with maximizing Washington's outstanding draft capital this year are working in unison and professionalism in equal measure. Adam Peters quickly established a collaborative process with purpose attached - something that was sorely lacking under previous regimes and represents a significant step in a positive direction.

But make no mistake, the pressure is on.

Peters freely admitted what a huge responsibility this is, starting with the Commanders picking their next franchise quarterback at No. 2 overall. Other pressing priorities must be addressed, but the franchise has six selections in the top 100 and nine in total to achieve its objectives.

It'll be nothing short of enthralling from start to finish. Ahead of the crucial selection event, here are four Commanders firmly on the hot seat for differing reasons.

Percy Butler - Commanders S

The Washington Commanders let Kamren Curl walk in free agency without offering him a new deal. Jeremy Chinn was acquired from the Carolina Panthers, who has the athletic gifts capable of making his presence felt within Dan Quinn and Joe Whitt Jr.'s expansive scheme.

Those in power didn't do much at the safety spot aside from that. Perhaps they think 2023 second-rounder Quan Martin is best suited to backend responsibilities moving forward. Perhaps it's a vote of confidence in Percy Butler despite an indifferent second campaign in a professional environment.

There's a flip side to this coin. If the Commanders prioritize the safety position with one of their early draft selections, it'll be nothing short of disastrous for Butler's chances of carving out a similar role for himself under the new regime. While he'll probably make the roster, another capable defensive back from the college ranks changes his outlook in no uncertain terms.