Commanders 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft: Defining moment edition

The defining moment is almost upon us.
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Commanders draft Ben Sinnott

  • Tight End | Kansas Wildcats
  • Round No. 3 | No. 67 overall

The Washington Commanders signed Zach Ertz as a short-term replacement for Logan Thomas, who became a salary-cap casualty before free agency. That said, those in power would be foolish not to explore a tight-end prospect from the college ranks who could potentially emerge as a long-term option.

Adam Peters must first assess what Cole Turner and Armani Rogers bring to the table before determining how big of a need this is. If Ben Sinnott is still available at this stage of the 2024 NFL Draft, the benefits of adding him to the fold are obvious.

Sinnott is an outstanding athlete who has the scope to be a complete package with further refinement. He's a smooth route-runner with assured hands. The Kansas prospect also boasts enough speed to become a threat after the catch when opportunities present themselves.

Couple this with Sinnott's blocking prowess and body control in red-zone situations, there's a lot to like about his chances of a successful pro career. Learning from someone like Ertz in this scenario would be another major positive.

Commanders draft Jalen McMillan

  • Wide Receiver | Washington Huskies
  • Round No. 3 | No. 78 overall

This is widely regarded as one of the deepest wide receiver draft classes in recent memory. Adam Peters did little to address the position group in free agency, so expect to see another dynamic pass-catcher join the ranks in pursuit of providing their rookie quarterback with the weapons needed to thrive.

Jalen McMillan is going relatively under the radar compared to most, but he's got some intriguing traits that can transition extremely well to the pros. The Washington prospect boasts dependable hands, making him an asset over short-to-intermediate routes in key situations. He's a chain mover and a big gain threat rolled into one - that's a dangerous combination every team around the NFL covets.

McMillan is also a prolific yards-after-the-catch weapon. The wideout only needs a small window of separation to make things happen. This would be a significant asset for any young quarterback to lean upon, especially considering how well the prospect catches the football in traffic.

Bulking up slightly would be wise and the player also needs to put his obvious explosiveness to better use during games. That said, the Commanders could do far worse than look in his direction.