Commanders 3-round 2024 NFL mock draft: Smoke and mirrors edition

It's smoke and mirrors season...

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What should the Washington Commanders do with their 2024 NFL Draft selections as attention turns away from free agency?

The NFL owners' meetings are taking place and the rumors around the Washington Commanders and their No. 2 overall selection continue to swell. With the NFL Draft just under one month away, the takes and discourse surrounding the decision facing Adam Peters regarding which quarterback should be the guy is just heating up.

All of this is on the heels of some significant rule changes, including a brand-new kickoff and the controversial ban on the hip-drop tackle. Though, this doesn’t affect Peters’ decision-making on the quarterback situation, that in itself is one of the leading topics of discussion in Orlando, Florida among media and league figures alike.

The team’s potential choice at No. 2 overall is quite compelling. This is an organization with some building blocks on both sides of the ball to be competitive in 2024. Even if a playoff berth seems unlikely, making strides is realistic if the correct signal-caller is acquired.

There is a growing belief that Peters and Dan Quinn are building something special. While there is plenty of skepticism to go around, this is a head coach-general manager pairing that has fans cautiously optimistic about the future of the Commanders franchise along with new ownership led by Josh Harris.

However, using the Pro Football Network simulator, I dove into a unique scenario that could potentially send shockwaves through not just the Commanders' fanbase, but the league overall in a special three-round mock draft.