Commanders 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft: Post-combine questions edition

The Commanders have some big draft decisions to make...

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Commanders draft Jordan Morgan

  • Offensive Tackle | Arizona Wildcats
  • No. 36 overall

Releasing Charles Leno Jr. was an expected sacrifice by the Washington Commanders. The veteran left tackle is set to undergo hip surgery, so this seemed like a good time to start fresh and find a long-term blindside protector to go alongside their new franchise quarterback in this scenario.

Of course, they might decide to go down the free agency route in pursuit of finding an immediate upgrade. There are set to be some decent options available, but this is also an extremely deep draft class for offensive linemen that should be exploited.

Jordan Morgan should be high on their shortlist. His length, athleticism, and exceptional footwork in pass protection make him an intriguing candidate. There is also a lot to like about his ability to create leverage quickly and keep opposing edge rushers in front of him through exceptional quickness and change of direction speed.

The Arizona prospect is technically sound and can get out on the move to assist in running plays when the situation dictates. While his arm length isn't ideal for an NFL offensive tackle, it's not the red flag it once was thanks to players such as Rashawn Slater thriving despite pre-draft concerns.

There's a chance Morgan becomes a late first-round selection when it's all said and done. If he's available early in Round No. 2 when the Commanders go on the clock, they would be wise to strongly consider the possibility.