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

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Kingsley Suamataia
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Commanders select Kingsley Suamataia

  • Offensive Tackle | BYU Cougars
  • Round No. 2 | No. 36 overall

The Washington Commanders must find a way to protect their potential franchise quarterback one way or another. They have the draft capital to make a trade for a proven talent to man the left or right side of the offensive line. However, it wouldn’t be a surprise if those in power chose to draft the best tackle available when they go on the clock in Round No. 2.

Thankfully, in this scenario, they get the best of both worlds with an offensive tackle that can play both left or right tackle almost immediately. He's also got the athletic profile to significantly increase his capabilities with proper coaching.

Kingsley Suamataia is a former five-star high school recruit and a redshirt sophomore. When you turn on his tape, he is an offensive tackle who boasts a great physical and functional athleticism profile with room to grow. He’s a massive human being at 6-foot-6, 325 pounds, and was a brick wall at times for the BYU Cougars.

With the Commanders' current situation, Suamataia will likely start right away and his flaws could be exposed quickly. The former Oregon Duck transfer has room to grow from both a technical and overall awareness perspective. However, this is the type of player NFL teams always take a risk on. 

If he doesn’t work on either the left or right side, the Commanders' search for a quality starter will continue.