4 high-upside wide receiver prospects Commanders could steal in 2024

The new quarterback would love to have any one of these guys...
Xavier Legette
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After the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, the Washington Commanders will have taken a quarterback. They solved their issues at linebacker and added a third, dynamic running back in free agency. Therefore, Adam Peters could spend Day 2 improving the offensive line, adding another safety, and potentially bolstering the wide receiver room.

Adding another explosive pass-catcher from a deep wideout draft class could take some of the pressure off of the new rookie quarterback. Terry McLaurin would also benefit from more help. Giving offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury a prospect capable of creating separation and doing damage downfield is only going to assist Washington's cause.

After all, one of the most certain things about the Commanders right now is they need more talent at the skill positions. Here are four high-upside wide receivers Washington could steal during the 2024 NFL Draft.

Commanders could draft Xavier Legette

The Washington Commanders have two picks in the second round - No. 36 and No. 40 overall. They also have three selections in the third round. However, if you go watch the tape on Xavier Legette, it is hard to see him falling beyond the second. That is where Adam Peters could get him should the front-office leader desire.

Legette is the type of player that one could see getting taken earlier than many think because he has the tools to be a star. If the Commanders take an offensive tackle at No. 36, they should give strong consideration to taking the South Carolina prospect when they next go on the clock.

He is 6-foot-3 and ran a 4.39-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. On top of that, Legette's vertical leap cleared 40 inches. Such an athlete, who is also magnificent after the catch, could give the size and speed that the Commanders greatly need at the wideout position.

With Jayden Daniels potentially at quarterback, Terry McLaurin on one side, Legette on the other, with Dotson in the slot, the Commanders could be one piece away from having an incredibly dynamic offense. It may sound crazy, but bringing in both Legette and Florida's Ricky Pearsall would not be the worst move.

Legette is legit. Don't be surprised in a few years if he is a household name in the NFL.