5 potential Commanders candidates to replace Logan Thomas

The Commanders have a need to fill at the tight end position.

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Commanders could draft JaTavion Sanders

This is another good crop of college tight ends that the Washington Commanders could take advantage of. We got a good chance to see most showcase their exceptional physical attributes at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine. Adam Peters and his staff were watching closely, so they should have a better idea of which targets could suit the offensive scheme Kliff Kingsbury plans to implement.

Someone like JaTavion Sanders will be high on their shortlist. The Texas product needs some refinement from a blocking capacity, but his athleticism in the passing game would be a substantial asset for the Commanders if they went in this direction.

Sanders' route running is crisp and he does a tremendous job of manipulating body angles to his advantage. He's incredibly sharp out of his cuts and knows how to create separation quickly. His ball skills are dependable - especially when it comes to contested catch situations.

If the Commanders drafted Sanders to place him with a new rookie signal-caller, it's got the potential to become a prominent tandem for the next decade barring injury. The prospect also boasts enough top-end speed to become a deep threat, which is something the team never got from Logan Thomas during his stint with the organization.

Sanders is expected to be taken at some stage on Day 2. Fortunately for the Commanders, they are rich in assets at this stage of the draft.