Commanders draft Jordan Morgan
- Offensive Tackle | Arizona Wildcats
- No. 40 overall
Charles Leno Jr. and Andrew Wylie were the Washington Commanders starting offensive tackle tandem in 2023. They failed to meet expectations. They were another example of previous head coach Ron Rivera's inability to properly prioritize or evaluate the protection throughout his four-year stint with the franchise.
Leno could be a salary-cap-cut candidate depending on how Adam Peters and his new head coach see things. Wylie's future also looks bleak with Eric Bieniemy - his former offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs - likely to depart. Although his early release comes with a hefty dead-cap figure attached.
Regardless of what happens with these veteran pieces, the Commanders need a long-term solution on the edge. Someone with the athletic profile of Jordan Morgan fits the bill with an NFL-ready frame and the production to match.
Morgan's most eye-catching trait is explosiveness. He quick into his stance. He can instantly force opposing defensive linemen back on running-downs. The Arizona prospect has no trouble getting out in motion and impacting proceedings at the second level when the situation dictates.
Judging the player based on his arm length would be extremely foolish. Morgan's also recovered well from an ACL injury, so that isn't the concern it once was. One for the Commanders' shortlist, without question.