Commanders 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft: Moving up edition

The Commanders have a bevvy of draft picks to utilize.

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Commanders draft Blake Corum

  • Running Back | Michigan Wolverines
  • No. 133 overall

Adding a running back might not be the biggest need, but no team can ever stand still when it comes to explosive backfield options. Brian Robinson Jr. looks like a genuine three-down threat with the right volume of touches, with rookie Chris Rodriguez Jr. also flashing enough to suggest more could be on the way if he develops accordingly this offseason.

The situation surrounding Antonio Gibson is something to watch once the campaign ends. He's out of contract next spring, so a scenario could emerge where the Washington Commanders decide not to retain him in the hope of finding a better, cheaper option from the college ranks.

Blake Corum would be a tough proposition to pass up if he made it this far down the pecking order. Many were touting the Michigan playmaker as a potential first-round pick before injury struck, but he certainly looks back to his best this season as the Wolverines get set for another tilt at the college football playoffs.

Corum isn't the biggest at 5-foot-8, but he's the definition of a pocket rocket. His vision is exemplary, the prospect has an exceptional burst, and the elusiveness he displays in the open field cannot be ignored.

Relying on Corum from a blocking standpoint would be foolish, at least initially. There's also a chance he goes much higher than this, but we play the simulator as per the Pro Football Network rankings.