Which way could the Washington Commanders go in the 2024 NFL Draft with Adam Peters' appointment officially confirmed?
The Washington Commanders have their chosen man to run the football operations. After significant speculation linking San Francisco 49ers assistant general manager Adam Peters with the role, the team pulled off a major coup by convincing the respected figure this was a project worth joining under Josh Harris' ownership group.
Next up for the Commanders is finding the right head coach. Having a proven roster builder and personnel evaluator like Peters on board is another strong selling point. This should enable Washington to land their preferred target, reportedly Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson.
This is just the start. There is a lot of hard work ahead for Peters and his staff in pursuit of speeding up the Commanders' upcoming rebuild. Fortunately, they have plenty of salary-cap space and are rich in draft assets to achieve this lofty objective.
It won't be much longer before pre-draft assessment events begin. Some bowl games have already taken place. The all-important Senior Bowl features underclassmen for the first time this year. Having Peters in place gives the Commanders a tremendous chance to hit the ground running.
Where once there was nothing but misery and disillusion, there is hope. What's important for Peters and the Commanders is building on this newfound positivity in the weeks and months ahead. It's a critical period that will shape the short and long-term future of the franchise.
Using the Pro Football Network simulator, we took a look at how the Commanders might utilize their bevy of draft picks in our first seven-round mock since Peters' arrival.