Commanders News: Jonathan Allen, Terry McLaurin, Chase Young and Brock Bowers

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Which Washington Commanders' news stories are hitting the headlines as the second stage of organized team activities gets underway today?

The Washington Commanders return after a long weekend for their next batch of OTAs today (Tuesday). This is another opportunity for players to catch the eye and for coaches to drill their ethos into what appears to be a talented group with the right blend of youth and experience.

It's an interesting time of year with news and rumors aplenty. Among the topics causing debate recently include Jonathan Allen on the newfound energy within the Commanders, Terry McLaurin's rank among other NFL wide receivers, another Chase Young trade rumor, and Washington taking Brock Bowers in a recent 2024 mock draft.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders draft Brock Bowers in 2024 mock

While there's just no telling what might occur before the 2024 NFL Draft rolls around, it hasn't stopped writers and analysts from making some way-too-early projections. A recent mock from Doug Farrar of USA Today Sports had the Washington Commanders picking up one of the few generational talents to emerge from the college ranks in recent memory.

Even though the Commanders were picking at No. 5, which would likely result in landmark changes across the board under new ownership, Farrar mocked Georgia's tight end phenom Brock Bowers to Washington. This solves an immediate need, but having a top-five selection indicates that things didn't go according to plan for quarterback Sam Howell in 2023.

That would be the biggest priority above all else in this scenario. But the temptation to bring an elite difference-maker into the fold such as Bowers is obviously tempting.