Commanders 3-round 2024 NFL mock draft: Problem-solving edition

The Commanders have a few problems to solve during the 2024 NFL Draft.
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Commanders draft Blake Fisher

  • Offensive Tackle | Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • Round No. 3 | No. 100 overall

The Washington Commanders continue to add to their offensive tackle depth with the selection acquired when defensive end Chase Young was traded to the San Francisco 49ers. This is something I expect them to do anyway during the draft, especially on Day 3. However, I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to select another former four-star high school recruit with the tools to develop into a potential starter over time.

Washington re-signed Cornelius Lucas to be their swing tackle option, which should allow any incoming rookies an extra sense of freedom to enhance their skills gradually. Trent Scott is also still on the books, but his recent production could be best described as indifferent and unreliable in equal measure.

Quick train of thought, if there is a former four or five-star recruit in this draft class projected to be taken in the middle or late into the second day of the draft, it is worth the risk. I believe Blake Fisher is the gamble you take looking at the athletic attributes at the prospect's disposal.

Fisher’s teammate, Joe Alt, is likely at worst a top 15 selection in this year’s draft as one of the top tackle prospects emerging from the college ranks. While it was a little surprising to see the redshirt sophomore declare early, Fisher flashes the ability to be a sound technician at the next level.

At 6-foot-6 and 312 pounds, Fisher flashes moments of being a dominant figure in the run game. At worst, he’s the Commanders' swing tackle to start his career alongside Lucas. At best, the Notre Dame specimen could compete and potentially start at some stage during his rookie campaign.

Nabbing two potential starters at left and right tackle wouldn’t be too shabby of a draft overall for Adam Peters' first go-around as general manager.