Adam Peters on Commanders scouts
Now that the Washington Commanders have their head coach in place, general manager Adam Peters can begin putting his aligned vision for the franchise into action. There is a lot of work ahead, but the new front-office leader has an enormous amount of resources to utilize in pursuit of turning around fortunes sooner than expected.
Much has been made about the lack of comings and goings in the front office and scouting department in recent weeks. Former general manager Martin Mayhew will stay with the Commanders - although his job title has not been determined. Peters also revealed via Nicki Jhabvala from the Washington Post that there won't be any drastic changes with the all-important draft assessment process well underway.
"It's a really good group. If we have a chance to add some people, we will, but I don't foresee making changes through the draft process."- Adam Peters via X/Twitter
This might come as a shock to many, but it's pretty common practice around the league. Peters needs to hit the ground running with so many high-end draft picks at his disposal. This is also a good opportunity to get a broader perception of strengths and weaknesses before deciding on what action is needed long-term.
Scouts have been working for months on reports and evaluations regarding hundreds of prospects. Hitting the reset button now and undoing all this preparation would do more harm than good.