5 boom-or-bust prospects the Commanders could draft in 2024

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Which boom-or-bust 2024 NFL Draft prospects could the Washington Commanders potentially gamble on under Adam Peters?

Adam Peters has set the Washington Commanders up nicely heading into the 2024 NFL Draft. He's taken care of some glaring roster needs and boasts the financial resources to make additional moves if the right opportunities come along. Before that, navigating the all-important selection process is critical as part of his plans to build through the college ranks and supplement in free agency.

The Commanders have six selections in the top 100 and nine in total. There are some priorities Peters must factor into his draft board, but there could be room for a gamble or two depending on which prospects become available at specific stages.

There aren't many sure things where the draft is concerned. Ron Rivera found that out to his cost during the coach's four-year tenure. Hopefully, Peters' exceptional track record elsewhere can ensure a smooth transition to a different environment as Washington's new front-office leader.

With that in mind, here are five boom-or-bust prospects the Commanders could draft in 2024.

Commanders could draft Xavier Legette

  • Wide Receiver | South Carolina Gamecocks

This is projected to be an exceptionally deep wide receiver draft class. Considering the lack of urgency to fortify his pass-catching options, it's probably something general manager Adam Peters also agrees with.

Adding another potentially prolific pass-catcher to go alongside Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson would be useful for the Washington Commanders, especially if they intend to select a quarterback at No. 2 overall as expected. Xavier Legette boasts the physical profile to offer something different, but there are concerns.

Legette didn't put up decent numbers in college at South Carolina until his fifth season. It was an almost nonexistent contribution before that, so the Commanders must decide if this was a flash in the pan or the start of something better when examining the wideout's potential.