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Commanders TE Ben Sinnott on high praise

The Washington Commanders spent one of their second-round selections on finding a tight end who can hopefully become a long-term option capable of impacting the game in all phases. Ben Sinnott was the guy at No. 53 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft and with a smooth transition, the former Kansas State standout could become impactful during his rookie campaign.

Sinnott looks like a player with the athletic attributes needed to become the complete package. The Commanders signed Zach Ertz to provide short-term relief after releasing Logan Thomas, but they now have someone to potentially depend upon in the future who can develop chemistry with new quarterback Jayden Daniels.

Adam Peters compared Sinnott to George Kittle and Kyle Juszczyk - two players the general manager knows well from their time together on the San Francisco 49ers. When asked about this high praise, Sinnott provided a humble response while also highlighting what he plans to bring to the nation's capital based on comments via USA Today Sports.

“It’s crazy to even be in conversation or have anyone even think to compare you to guys of that caliber. It means everything. Hearing that, and the trust that he has for me, it’s super inspiring, and it gives me a lot of confidence going forward. I just think I’m a play-making tight end but have the ability to be an h-back or get in the backfield and be a fullback. I think the versatility brings a lot of value to what this organization is gonna do, so I’m super excited for that.”

Sinnott was a fast riser throughout the pre-draft assessment process. His combination of assured hands, slick route running, and blocking capabilities could be of significant use to offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury. The player also seems highly determined to repay the faith shown in him by Washington's decision-makers, so the signs couldn't be more positive.