5 prospects Commanders can draft to make new quarterback's life easier

The Commanders need to surround their new quarterback with dynamic weapons.

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Which prospects could the Washington Commanders target during the 2024 NFL Draft to make their new quarterback's transition go smoothly?

All signs point to the Washington Commanders taking a quarterback at No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft. This seemed likely even before those in power signed Marcus Mariota and traded Sam Howell to the Seattle Seahawks. Now, it's almost guaranteed.

While the Commanders are reportedly taking calls to trade down from No. 2, there hasn't been anything to suggest general manager Adam Peters is seriously considering the possibility. He's got enough high-end capital as it is. He also doesn't plan on picking this high again, so striking now could reap long-term rewards.

Once the Commanders zero in on their chosen signal-caller, their next priority is surrounding their new quarterback with everything they need to thrive immediately. They cannot afford to have holes in key positions. The signings in free agency will help, but there are still some significant issues to rectify on offense when the selection process arrives.

With this in mind, here are five prospects the Commanders could draft to make their new quarterback's life easier in 2024.

Commanders could draft Jordan Morgan

The Washington Commanders must find their franchise left tackle at some stage during the 2024 NFL Draft. Cornelius Lucas was re-signed to be their swing tackle option, but releasing Charles Leno Jr. means those in power have their sights set on a gifted prospect from a strong draft class.

Jordan Morgan is someone to monitor. The Arizona edge protector is a fluid mover who excels in pass protection. His game also has a nasty streak that's hard not to love.

Morgan has the scope to be a Day 1 starter with a smooth transition from college to the pros. Another matter is whether he'll be available in Round No. 2 without going up a few spots.