Which way could the Washington Commanders go with their 2024 NFL Draft selections as excitement builds for an offseason of immense importance?
The Washington Commanders enjoyed a stroke of good fortune in Week 17. They lost as expected against the San Francisco 49ers on home soil. However, the Arizona Cardinals securing an upset triumph over the Philadelphia Eagles surged them up to No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft.
That changes everything.
Big changes are on the immediate horizon. Ron Rivera has one game to navigate before being shown the door. Multiple reports from respected insiders suggest general manager Martin Mayhew is also on his way out. Washington has quickly become an attractive destination for any prospective targets thanks to Dan Snyder finally relinquishing power to Josh Harris' ownership group.
The Commanders could boast more than $90 million to spend in free agency once the new regime makes sacrifices. Those in power also have plenty of high-end draft capital to utilize after trading Chase Young and Montez Sweat before the deadline.
It's an exciting project to be a part of with ambitious owners looking to get the Commanders back into contention. Almost everything is on the table currently. Hiring the correct people and making smart football decisions in terms of playing personnel has the scope to speed up this extensive rebuilding process.
Using the NFL Mock Draft Database simulator, we took a look at how the Commanders might approach their upcoming draft selections in our latest seven-round mock. This all starts at football's most pivotal position.