Commanders 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft: New beginnings edition

The Commanders have a lot of draft questions to answer.

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Commanders draft Darius Robinson

  • Edge Rusher | Missouri Tigers
  • Round 3 | No. 67 overall

After the Washington Commanders traded Montez Sweat and Chase Young before the 2023 deadline, they lost any consistent pass rush as expected. The pair were sorely missed. Adam Peters must rectify this problem as a matter of urgency during the offseason.

The Commanders should splash the cash on a proven pass-rusher to help them hit the ground running under new head coach Dan Quinn. There's also a good chance of finding a potential difference-maker from the college ranks relatively early during the 2024 NFL Draft process.

Darius Robinson has the physical tools that could see a profitable NFL career in his long-term future. He's coming off the best campaign of his college career at Missouri, gaining 14 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks to see his draft stock soar along the way.

Robinson plays with violent intentions. His ability to manipulate offensive linemen through hand movements is pleasing to the eye. He's quick to react to what's going on around him. He's got an eye-catching blend of raw power and quickness that every NFL team looks for in their pass rushers.

One Robinson works out some discipline issues - especially against the run - someone is going to have a real player on their hands. The Commanders could use someone with this upside and boundless energy that's for sure.