Commanders 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft: Making moves edition

Things get interesting in this latest mock draft...
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Commanders draft Adisa Isaac

  • Edge Rusher | Penn State Nittany Lions
  • Round No. 2 | No. 40 overall

Despite adding Dorance Armstrong and Clelin Ferrell in free agency, the Washington Commanders should still pursue additional talent and potential starting talent at the defensive end spot. Don't expect them to enter the season with those two as the main starters on the edges.

Penn State has blessed the NFL with two incredibly gifted and athletic pass rushers with plenty of upside, Chop Robinson and Adisa Isaac. The former ended up being mocked to the Detroit Lions at No. 36 overall, leaving his former teammate as the potentially best available pass rusher on the board.

Darius Robinson was still available. However, with a year of building and development, Isaac seemed to be the more logical choice.

Isaac is slightly undersized at 6-foot-4 and 247 pounds. He offers quality bend and overall explosiveness, an element Dan Quinn could utilize on his defense. His flashes of speed-to-power are impressive and could allow him to be effective early in a rotational role.

A former four-star high school recruit, Isaac does offer some alignment versatility. That said, his size may keep him as a 7-technique or at the wide-9.

This might not be the year the Commanders draft their cornerstone pass rusher. That may come next year. Right now, it's about building depth and developing talent. Isaac is worth the risk.