5 Commanders players who could get cut after the 2024 NFL Draft

It'll be a nervous wait for these Commanders players.
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Mitchell Tinsley - Commanders WR

Despite making wholesale changes to the roster this offseason, general manager Adam Peters didn't do much to strengthen their wide receiver room. Curtis Samuel bolted for the Buffalo Bills in free agency. Only Olamide Zaccheaus came in as a fresh face, which was surprising to a certain extent when one considers the money available to the Washington Commanders and the free-agent options available.

This indicates one thing above all else. The Commanders think highly of this upcoming draft class at the wideout spot. It's a common consensus in league circles and with most analysts. The 2024 NFL Draft is loaded with playmakers across almost every round. Peters would be wise to take advantage of that fact.

Expect the Commanders to address this need relatively early in the process. Peters could even decide to double-dip at the position with so many options available. This could have huge ramifications for the likes of Mitchell Tinsley, who'll be watching developments closer than most.

Tinsley was a sensational story last summer. The undrafted free agent out of Penn State was nothing short of outstanding throughout the team's training camp. He rose from obscurity to deservedly earn a spot on the 53-man roster. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough trust in the player to hand him significant responsibilities right out of the gate.

The wideout was a healthy scratch for the most part despite other pass-catchers failing to meet expectations. Tinsley suited up just twice and played three offensive snaps. With the Comanders' season spiraling into embarrassment en route to the No. 2 overall selection, the previous regime should have gotten him more involved down the stretch as part of their long-term evaluations.

Much will depend on how the new decision-makers perceive his potential. But if a couple more wide receivers are acquired during the draft or when undrafted free agency arrives, it wouldn't be the biggest shock to see Tinsley become surplus to requirements.