Commanders 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft: Free agency clues edition

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Commanders select Jordan Morgan

  • Offensive Tackle | Arizona Wildcats
  • Round No. 2 | No. 40 overall

If the Washington Commanders go with a rookie quarterback at No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft as expected, they must also realize the importance of protecting their new prized possession. Adam Peters is a smart man, and he's already gone about solidifying the offensive line.

The Commanders are on the right track of doing just that with their signings of Tyler Biadasz and Nick Allegretti. Adding competition or a potential first-week starter at left tackle should be a priority for Adam Peters.

Left tackle is still a significantly valuable position. In this scenario, Drake Maye has the weapons on the perimeter to succeed. It won’t matter if his blindside has subpar play. With the selection of Jordan Morgan, there could be some growing pains, but there is plenty to be excited about.

A two-time first-team All-Pac 12, Morgan plays with ample power and play strength. He displays the prototypical left tackle size at 6-foot-5, 311 pounds, and provides decent functional athleticism, length, and lateral mobility despite tearing his ACL at the end of the 2022 season.

Morgan must improve his technique in the run game while learning how to showcase proper hand usage. What he offers now makes him a potential plug-in-play left tackle who can develop into a quality starter at Maye’s blindspot.