Commanders deep dive: Attempting to solve Adam Peters' QB conundrum

This pick will decide the future of the Washington Commanders.
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Adam Peters is set to make his first draft pick for the Washington Commanders at No. 2 overall. This will be a selection that determines the team's future trajectory.

Washington will be selecting a quarterback, but which one will be announced as the next face of the Commanders come draft night? Nobody knows for sure, but that's the way Peters wants it - at this stage anyway.

Looking ahead to the landmark decision we, took an in-depth look at those with the biggest chance to be the pick. These, of course, are Jayden Daniels, Drake Maye, and J.J. McCarthy.

Let's start with the Heisman Trophy winner out of LSU.

Potential Commanders picks at No. 2 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft

Jayden Daniels

Jayden Daniels is the current odds-on favorite to be selected No. 2 overall by the Washington Commanders. He is, in my opinion, the third-best quarterback in this class, but a good prospect that can be developed into an elite signal-caller.

Daniels has a lot of developing to do, but his potential is sky-high. If he pans out, the Commanders will be in playoff contention if they go in this direction.

A good pro comp for Daniels is Justin Fields. The LSU sensation is electric with the ball in his hands. He is a natural athlete and a significant dual-threat. If he gets into space, it is most likely a house call.

He can easily evade defenders. He displays elite intermediate accuracy, which in many cases has been a good indication for a quarterback panning out in the NFL. Daniels shows great touch on the football. He has good footwork and that combined with his ability to evade defenders makes for smooth pocket management. Due to his explosiveness and athleticism, he excels at off-rhythm plays.

Even though there is a lot to love in Daniels’ game and his fit with the Commanders, there are some big flaws and things he needs to develop. The biggest concern is his weight. He is listed at 210 pounds, but if you watch him play, he looks a lot thinner. Being a quarterback who runs a ton, he can get hurt very easily.

His arm isn’t as great as it looks in-game because he had two first-round wide receivers - Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas Jr. There would constantly be times when Daniels would underthrow them and their pure talent would save it. His short accuracy needs some work, but this can be developed with an NFL coach.

Daniels' processing needs a lot of work. He tended to be a one-read quarterback in college. This worked because he was always arguably the best athlete on the field, but it won't fly as much at the next level. He also needs to do a much better job at throwing to the middle of the field.