7 wide receiver prospects the Commanders could draft in 2024

The Commanders need help at the wide receiver position.
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Commanders could draft Ricky Pearsall

As previously mentioned, the Washington Commanders would be wise to identify pass-catchers from the collegiate level who can make things easier for their new rookie quarterback. Creating separation in the NFL isn't easy and fine margins make all the difference. Adam Peters is a respected talent evaluator, so confidence is high among the fanbase that he can find the right prospects and play the board to his advantage.

Ricky Pearsall is another intriguing option worthy of consideration. The Florida prospect does his best work over short-to-intermediate routes, displaying sharp breaks out of his cuts and outstanding ball skills that would be him a signal-caller's best friend in no time at all. Whether he'd be restricted to a primary slot option in the pros is debatable, but this is exactly the sort of prospect who could assist immediately.

Pearsall became the go-to guy with the Gators during critical moments in pursuit of keeping the chains moving. With Jahan Dotson unable to reach loftier expectations during the previous campaign, this is a solid contingency plan to put in place if the former first-round pick cannot make a better go of things.

Commanders could draft Malachi Corley

Malachi Corley got the nickname YAC God in college. Looking at the player's tape, it's not hard to see why.

Corley is an exceptional talent with the football in his hands. He's incredibly elusive and displays the on-field vision needed to make things extremely difficult for opposing protection schemes. These traits are easily transferable to the next level, so it's not surprising to see him enter Day 2 consideration from most analysts thanks to his outstanding physical gifts.

The Western Kentucky prospect plays with supreme aggressiveness and is a fluid mover. Corley could do with improving his route tree to avoid becoming too predictable at the professional level, but offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury should be able to conjure up plays for the player to make an immediate impression while working on other areas of his game.

If the Commanders went in this direction, Corley would also instantly upgrade their kick return game. Something that will become more prevalent in 2024 thanks to the NFL rule change.