4 free agents Commanders must consider after the 2024 NFL Draft

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D.J. Humphries
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Commanders could sign D.J. Humphries

As previously mentioned, the Washington Commanders have one big priority above all else after the 2024 NFL Draft. Despite Adam Peters' claims that he'd be happy with Cornelius Lucas or Trent Scott manning the left tackle position in 2024, a better alternative must be found to avoid placing any unnecessary burden on franchise quarterback Jayden Daniels.

Brandon Coleman is an athletic specimen with exceptional college production under his belt. However, many believe he'll be better suited to the interior thanks to his lack of NFL-caliber length. This is up for debate, but it won't take long for those in power to find out one way or another this offseason.

One of the better options available in free agency also has a previous connection to Washington's new offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury. After nine seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, team captain D.J. Humphries was deemed expendable by the franchise this offseason and is still without a home.

The former first-round selection suffered a torn ACL that cut his campaign short way ahead of time. Humphries revealed that everything is on pace for a full recovery, although whether he'll be available to participate in offseason workouts is still to be determined.

Humphries is a solid if not spectacular blindside enforcer. He might never live up to the heights expected when he became a No. 24 overall selection out of Florida, but one could make a strong case for the edge presence being a significant upgrade on anything Washington boasts at the left tackle spot currently.

Much will depend on the money involved and whether Humphries can develop instant chemistry with his teammates without a full preparation period under his belt. But if these medical checks are satisfactory, the Commanders could do far worse than look in his direction as a viable short-term option while Coleman develops problem areas of his game.