Commanders 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft: Ulterior motive edition

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Commanders draft Kingsley Suamataia

  • Offensive Tackle | BYU Cougars
  • Round No. 2 | No. 36 overall

Kingsley Suamataia is just 21 years old and already shows the physical traits of an elite mature athlete. He has a prototypical size at 6-foor-6 and 325 pounds. The offensive tackle has speed, burst, and raw power. And he is only getting better.

Suamataia may not be able to take over the starting right tackle spot immediately. That would be fine with Andrew Wylie still on the roster. The BYU prospect can be coached up to speed over the first half of the season. By then, he should join Joe Alt as the Washington Commanders' bookend tackle tandem for the foreseeable future.

Commanders draft Roman Wilson

  • Wide Receiver | Michigan Wolverines
  • Round No. 3 | No. 67 overall

There are a lot of high-end prospects at wide receiver in this year’s draft. Unless you are drafting one in the first dozen or so picks, Roman Wilson may be the best available.

Wilson is not an overly physical receiver, but he boasts exceptional speed and runs excellent routes. Most importantly, he seems to have a knack for making big plays. His crucial touchdown in Michigan’s college football playoff semi-final win over Alabama came not long after he had committed a silly penalty that seriously damaged his team’s prospects. The fact that he came back with a huge play later typifies the kind of player Washington would be getting.

Hopefully, the Michigan product will be able to co-exist with Ohio State alum Terry McLaurin, because they have an awful lot in common.

Commanders draft Brandon Dorlus

  • Edge Rusher | Oregon Ducks
  • Round No. 3 | No. 68 overall

Brandon Dorlus is an enormously powerful edge player. He has the size and strength to move inside in special packages, but he will be at his best setting the edge and chasing down runs on early downs.

That isn’t to say Dorlus will not be an effective pass rusher. With some added technique, his size and motor should allow him to develop into an above-average pass rusher as well. There are better, more fluid options available at the top of the draft, but none offer the Oregon prospect's combination of speed and strength.

The Commanders have a lot of experienced edge players after Adam Peters’ free-agent pick-ups. Dorlus should be able to sit behind them for a while, and eventually grow into a very solid starting piece.