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

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Commanders select Austin Booker

  • Defensive End | Kansas Jayhawks
  • Round No. 3 | No. 100 overall

The Washington Commanders have signed pass rushers Dorance Armstrong, Clelin Ferrell, and Dante Fowler Jr. to add depth and competition along the defensive front. There’s always a possibility that Adam Peters chooses to add another starter at the 5-technique through free agency. Regardless, I think they should continue adding to the room.

What made the Dallas Cowboys pass rush great was the amount of depth and talent that was provided and used. Sure, they had Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence as their starters, but Armstrong and Sam Williams were also a part of that as well. Both of whom are starters on other 4-3 base defenses around the league with less talent.

Austin Booker would be a great choice at this point in the draft. The former Kansas Jayhawk was a critical piece of their defense this past season, totaling nine sacks and leading the Big 12 in pressures. Dan Quinn values defensive talent which is matched by supreme effort. The prospect offers that and so much more.

Booker is quite explosive off the line with adequate length and flexibility. He’s also a sufficient run defender who plays physically and well in pursuit. While he must continue to add more moves to his pass rush arsenal, he could be an impact starter in a couple of years for this Commanders defense.