Commanders 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft: Bold approach edition

Could the Commanders go bold?
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Commanders draft Drake Maye

  • Quarterback | North Carolina Tar Heels
  • Round No. 1 | No. 2 overall

There is a significant amount of quarterback prospect discourse on social media. It has gotten so bad that there’s no in-between. Even most level-headed Washington Commanders fans have said the same thing or feel the same way.

As someone who hasn’t dove into doing a full player evaluation on the quarterback prospects as yet, it’s been disappointing to see the lack of nuance and middle ground from afar. Either way, a section of fans will be disappointed about the selection of one signal-caller over another.

Still, this shouldn’t influence what the Commanders should do come draft night. Whatever happens, fans should feel a sense of confidence. There is going to be a talented signal-caller available that could change the trajectory of the franchise. 

So, why not Drake Maye?

He’s a decisive player, boasting unbelievable gifts that have some people believing he’s the best overall quarterback in the draft. Maye offers the arm talent, mobility, pocket awareness, and high-ceiling that can lurch him into being a top 10 player at his position.

With that out of the way, who is going to be protecting Maye on the edges? Well…

Commanders trade back into Round No. 1


In this hypothetical shocking move, the Commanders spend significant draft assets in an aggressive trade-up back into the top 15 of the draft order. This is a move that fans may not favor overall, but this is a possibility that must be considered.