Grading the Commanders' latest four moves including Mykal Walker signing

The moves keep coming under Adam Peters...
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Grading the Washington Commanders' latest offseason moves, including their decision to sign linebacker Mykal Walker.

The Washington Commanders formally began their offseason workout program this week. That hasn't stopped general manager Adam Peters from further wheeling and dealing heading into the all-important 2024 NFL Draft.

Peters has left no stone unturned since the NFL's recruitment period got underway. He's moved with conviction and spent the vast financial resources available wisely. Washington's roster looks more well-rounded as a result, but there is a lot more needed if the Commanders want to start making strides immediately.

Of course, there's the small matter of nine selections in the draft - six of which are in the top 100 - to consider. The Commanders have their quarterback riddle to solve at No. 2 overall before anything else, but Peters' free-agent acquisitions provide an extra sense of freedom as the process goes on after a few critical needs have been addressed.

With this in mind, we graded the latest four offseason moves made by Peters with the draft firmly on the horizon.

Commanders signed Jeremy McNichols

It seemed as if the Washington Commanders were set at the running back position after Austin Ekeler came on board to go alongside Brian Robinson Jr. and Chris Rodriguez Jr. Adam Peters had a different opinion, signing well-traveled veteran Jeremy McNichols to a one-year deal.

McNichols is no stranger to Peters from their time together on the San Francisco 49ers last season. He's got some intriguing traits as a backfield threat and kick returner., Whether he can force his way into roster consideration remains to be seen.

Grade: B-

This increases competition in the running back room if nothing else. It would be a surprise if McNichols made the 53-man roster, but Peters must have seen something in the former fifth-round pick out of Boise State to give him a shot at staking a claim.