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 Sedrick Van Pran

  • Center | Georgia Bulldogs

If Sedrick Van Pran-Granger was taller and larger in build, he'd have been a borderline first-round pick. Unfortunately for the prolific center, that's not the case and he's now facing a nervous wait to see where he might be taken on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Georgia prospect is supremely gifted technically. His lateral movements caught the eye consistently in college. There's also a lot to like about the player's exceptional pre-snap protection and ability to hold his own in pass protection. Van Pran-Granger also has no trouble going out on pulls and making his presence felt on running plays at the second level - something he accomplishes with ruthless efficiency.

Teams are being put off by his lack of size, which is understandable given the complications that could emerge when he comes up against more physically imposing interior defensive linemen in the pros. However, it's also worth remembering that Van Pran-Granger's produced the goods in the SEC - widely regarded as the college football pinnacle - so it might be a flier worth taking for the Washington Commanders as a development piece.

Commanders could draft Javon Solomon

  • Edge Rusher | Troy Trojans

If there was one glaring remaining need for the Washington Commanders aside from finding another offensive tackle, bolstering the edge rushing options might be it. The veteran's additions in free agency to compensate for the losses of Chase Young and Montez Sweat will help in the short term, but only Dorance Armstrong comes with anything like long-term upside unless Clelin Ferrell finally starts living up to his lofty draft status.

Besides, no team can ever have enough quality players capable of causing havoc in opposing backfields. Javon Solomon is a player who spoke to the Commanders throughout their comprehensive pre-draft assessments and could be worth taking a late-round chance on if those in power believe his untapped potential can become something more substantial with additional refinement.

Solomon is on the smaller side, which works against him. However, the player's explosiveness and electrifying first step could be put to good use within Dan Quinn's creative scheme with a smooth transition.

Asking Solomon to put his hand in the dirt as a 4-3 defensive end wouldn't come with much confidence attached. Adding him as an outside stand-up rushing option for situational purposes is where the value might arise.