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 Xavier Legette

Looking at the attributes Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson bring to the table, the Washington Commanders need to find themselves a big-bodied wide receiver during the 2024 NFL Draft. This would provide Kliff Kingsbury's offense with a different dynamic - one that potentially brings a level of physicality others on the depth chart cannot.

Fortunately, the Commanders could have a plethora of options to fill this specific need. Xavier Legette's name is coming up plenty as a fast riser during pre-draft assessments. There is only one outstanding campaign of college production to go off, but it was extremely impressive nonetheless.

Just why it took Legette so long to hit his stride in college is anyone's guess. His size, length, and ability in contested catch situations made him a matchup nightmare at South Carolina in 2023. If he builds on this newfound momentum in the pros, this could be the start of a profitable career.

Legette could be available in Round No. 2 if the Commanders decide to stand pat. His explosiveness, athletic traits, and aggressive nature mean he might not last long when push comes to shove.

There could be some growing pains initially, but learning from someone like McLaurin would be a tremendous asset to call upon. And who knows, Legette might be scratching the surface surrounding his true potential rather than peaking ahead of time.