Commanders 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft: Missing pieces edition

It's time for Adam Peters to fill in the missing pieces...
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Commanders draft Cedric Johnson

  • Edge Rusher | Ole Miss Rebels
  • No. 139 overall

This stage of the draft is about finding diamonds in the rough. The Washington Commanders haven't had nearly enough success in this area of the selection process in recent years. Adam Peters' track record is more accomplished, so hopes are high that the supreme talent evaluator can unearth some gems.

After trading Chase Young and Montez Sweat before the deadline, the Commanders needed to find options capable of generating pressure consistently. Dorance Armstrong and Dante Fowler Jr. reunited instantly with head coach Dan Quinn in free agency. Frankie Luvu and Jeremy Chinn can provide pressure from the second level. Clelin Ferrell is a gamble, but adding one or two more at some stage this offseason wouldn't be the worst idea in the world.

Cedric Johnson's college production was decent enough over his four years at Ole Miss. It didn't set the world alight by any stretch, but the prospect has a lot of intriguing traits that can transition to the next level.

Johnson's spin move is a sight to behold. He's not a one-trick pony, though. He also wins through speed-to-power and has aggressive hands that can shed blocks efficiently.

Most analysts question where Johnson would be best suited in the NFL. Thankfully for the Commanders, the scheme implemented by Quinn and Joe Whitt Jr. could provide the creativity needed to help him thrive over time in this scenario.