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

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Commanders select Roman Wilson

  • Wide Receiver | Michigan Wolverines
  • Round No. 3 | No. 67 overall

Wide receiver is not the biggest need for the Washington Commanders. They have a nice trio of playmakers such as Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, and Dyami Brown - although the former North Carolina standout hasn't met expectations as yet despite the physical gifts at his disposal.

However, it’s hard to ignore the talent at the position in this year’s draft.

This year offers the best crop of receiver prospects in recent memory. The Commanders need to take every opportunity to give their future franchise quarterbacks enough playmakers to succeed at the next level. Even if they don't address it right away, there is plenty of value further down the pecking order.

Roman Wilson offers the growth potential to be a high-level slot receiver in the NFL while offering the dynamic athleticism to win at all three levels of the field. His route-running ability, ball-tracking skills, and athleticism make him one of the most underrated receiver prospects in the draft with the potential to be a Day 1 impact player.

Wilson struggles with consistency issues at the line of scrimmage and with his ball skills. His smaller frame will keep him from being a consistent winner on the outside at the next level. While Dotson is projected to be the starting slot receiver, the Michigan product's dynamic play-making ability would be hard to keep off the field.