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 Ben Sinnott

Releasing Logan Thomas was an expected financial sacrifice by the Washington Commanders. The veteran tight end's production in 2023 was solid enough. Unfortunately for the player, it didn't justify the big commitment coming his way given the savings attached to his early departure.

The Commanders signed Zach Ertz in free agency to fill the void. He knows Kliff Kingsbury's system well from their time together with the Arizona Cardinals. Hopes are high he can contribute, but it's nothing more than a short-term fix.

Much will depend on what those in power think of Cole Turner and Armani Rogers, but identifying a long-term pass-catcher at the tight-end spot is something the Commanders should examine with their rich bounty of assets during the draft. It might not be right away, but it's a definite option a little further down the pecking order.

Ben Sinnott is gaining momentum at the right time. He showcased his supreme athletic intangibles to full effect during the NFL Scouting Combine. This backs up his outstanding film at Kansas State and makes him a sure-fire Day 2 pick when it's all said and done.

Sinnott has assured hands, is a smooth route-runner, and knows how to create separation through sharp cuts and body manipulation. He looks like a ready-made replacement for Ertz given their similar profiles. In the immediate future, the pair could become a productive tandem for Washington's new rookie.