Commanders news: Jayden Daniels, Adam Peters, Ben Sinnott and 2025 draft

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Commanders take edge rusher in 2025 mock draft

It doesn't take long for attention to turn from one draft to the next. No sooner had the 2024 NFL Draft concluded - which was a highly successful one for the Washington Commanders - analysts and media members began speculating which prospects might end up where when the 2025 process begins.

There is a long way to and a lot of football to play before this. Stocks will rise and fall throughout the college football season. Needs will increase or diminish based on performance levels, so it's nothing more than rumors to provide fans with a better indication of which players are worth examining in greater detail over the coming months.

Jordan Reid of ESPN released his way-too-early 2025 mock draft, where the Commanders were picking at No. 2 overall based on Vegas odds and nothing more. The up-and-coming analyst had Washington taking edge rusher Mykel Williams, one of college football's most dynamic pass-rushers who represents a long-term option after those in power traded Montez Sweat and Chase Young.

"The Commanders laid a firm foundation for the roster with their 2024 draft picks, but the defense still lacks youth on the edge. Williams is the most impressive 2025 prospect I've watched on tape so far. He played a lot of defensive tackle last season and still had 4.5 sacks, but he's transitioning to a full-time outside linebacker role this year. He's still only 19 years old and has so much upside. In fact, I think he's a potential No. 1 pick candidate next April."

While Williams has the upside normally associated with outstanding pass-rushers at the next level, passing on a franchise left tackle is a tough sell unless Brandon Coleman provides enough encouragement during his rookie transition. There's no telling for sure what the Commanders will or won't need by next year, but the Georgia star is someone to monitor all things considered.