Commanders Day 2 NFL mock draft: Brandon Aiyuk trade edition

Does this makes sense after the Commanders drafted Jayden Daniels?
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Commanders draft Kiran Amegadjie

  • Offensive Tackle | Yale Bulldogs
  • Round No. 3 | No. 100 overall

As previously mentioned, the Washington Commanders must find some edge protectors for their new franchise quarterback on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft. Jayden Daniels is the prized possession taken at No. 2 overall, so keeping him upright is the only way this substantial investment is going to pay dividends.

Daniels cannot maximize the exceptional skill set at his disposal without adequate protection. His pocket awareness and explosive mobility can cover up some potential flaws - as discussed by C.J. Stroud once the pick was made - but not all of them. Even though the Commanders took Patrick Paul with the pick acquired from the Montez Sweat trade, don't be surprised if they double dip.

This bears more significance when one considers Andrew Wylie's struggles at times during his first season in the nation's capital. Asking a late third-round prospect to start right away would be foolish, but Kiran Amegadjie boasts the athletic intangibles needed to become a potential edge option much sooner than expected.

The former two-star high school recruit clawed his way into Day 2 consideration thanks to perseverance, exceptional college production, and supreme athletic traits. Amegadjie is intelligent and explosive in equal measure, making him an asset in pass protection with room to develop further. His fluid hips and powerful core base provide a dependable seal for either edge rushers or interior moves - traits that almost every NFL team covets.

Amegadjie is a little raw technically and struggles to counteract when leverage is lost. There are also some concerns about the standard of college competition he faced at Yale. This is a steep step up in class for the prospect, but he could be the sort of rough diamond that Washington's coaching staff can mold into a key contributor over time.

Wylie's presence and Cornelius Lucas should decrease any urgency to get Amegadjie on the field. It's a gamble, but the rewards would be substantial if he puts everything together.