Commanders linked with Jayden Daniels
There is an enormous sense of excitement about what awaits the Washington Commanders this offseason. They've already appointed a new general manager - Adam Peters. A new head coach will follow in the coming days. Those in power must also begin forming roster plans and potential targets in free agency and the 2024 NFL Draft.
The Commanders have a bevy of high-end draft picks after trading Montez Sweat and Chase Young. They also have the No. 2 overall selection, which many believe will be used on a potential franchise quarterback to spearhead the team's exciting new era.
All the hype centers on Caleb Williams and Drake Maye, who are widely considered to be the best quarterback prospects emerging from the college ranks this year. However, that didn't stop respected draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN from going against the grain and locking Jayden Daniels to the Commanders at No. 2 instead.
Daniels enjoyed a phenomenal final college season at LSU en route to the Heisman Trophy. He has all the dual-threat traits associated with a productive modern-day NFL quarterback. More importantly, he's gaining momentum at the right time.
This is always something to monitor with any prospect. The Commanders have a tough decision to make, but fans can relax safe in the knowledge they have one of the best talent evaluators around leading their process after convincing Peters to come on board.