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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Commanders could draft Adonai Mitchell

There is an abundance of wide receiver talent emerging from the college ranks this year. It's widely regarded as one of the deepest classes in recent memory, something the Washington Commanders should take full advantage of at some stage.

Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson look like key performers within Kliff Kingsbury's scheme. The Commanders haven't addressed this need in free agency aside from re-signing Jamison Crowder, who's seen more as a return specialist these days. That means those in power could have set their sights on one or two prospects in the draft to put around their new rookie quarterback.

Adonai Mitchell would be a tough proposition to turn down on Day 2 if he makes it out of their first round. He's explosive and dynamic in equal measure, showing a knack for coming up big in key moments. This is matched by exceptional ball skills and a fierce desire to catch the football at its highest point.

Mitchell's got the straight-line speed to take the top off any defense. He's also a sharp route-runner at all three levels of the field. If the Texas prospect can get better at moving off press coverage, someone is going to have a potential No. 1 wideout on their hands.

The Commanders could do far worse than look in Mitchell's direction. But unless they plan on moving back into the first round, it'll be a waiting game.