7 best prospects remaining for Commanders after 2024 NFL Draft Day 2

The Commanders can round off an exceptional draft on Day 3.
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Commanders could draft Troy Franklin

  • Wide Receiver | Oregon Ducks

Considering that Troy Franklin was seen by some as a potential candidate to enter first-round consideration in a deep wide receiver draft class, to see him fall out of the first three rounds was bemusing, to say the least. Even the Washington Commanders looked the other way with the final pick on Day 2, opting to draft Luke McCaffrey instead.

Franklin isn't expected to last much longer on Day 3, but his alarming side does raise questions. Especially considering the dynamic playmaking ability and exceptional production he displayed throughout a glittering college career at Oregon.

The wideout is a differencemaker with the football in his hands and can make things happen in space. Adding him to Kliff Kingsbury's expansive offense comes with eye-catching potential attached, but whether something's come up as a major red flag during Franklin's pre-draft assessments is another matter.

Washington would likely need to trade up to acquire him after spurning the chance to bring him on board at No. 100. That said, it might be worth considering in pursuit of providing rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels with another explosive weapon.

Commanders could draft Jaylen Wright

  • Running Back | Tennessee Volunteers

The Washington Commanders don't have a glaring need at the running back spot, but Adam Peters is looking to enhance competition across the board. If he sees a talented prospect on Day 3 who might be able to assist in some capacity, the general manager won't hesitate to pull the trigger.

Brian Robinson Jr. and Austin Ekeler are the undisputed tandem who'll accumulate the majority of targets. The Commanders also have Chris Rodriguez Jr., who displayed some promise as a rookie and could develop further under the guidance of new running backs coach Anthony Lynn.

That said, Jaylen Wright has the on-field vision and playmaking creativity to potentially upgrade the No. 3 spot and rise higher up the depth chart in the coming years. The Tennessee prospect is a violent runner with the athleticism to match. He's also proven to be a useful asset as a pass-catcher out of the backfield, so it's not hard to see why there might be significant interest in the player on Day 3.