Grading the Commanders' latest four moves including Mykal Walker signing

The moves keep coming under Adam Peters...

Mykal Walker
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Commanders signed Mykal Walker

Adam Peters has made strengthening the linebacking corps among his top priorities this offseason. No longer is this an overlooked position group, the Washington Commanders are finally giving their defensive second level the respect it deserves in pursuit of better fortunes under Dan Quinn and Joe Whitt Jr.

Bobby Wagner and Frankie Luvu have the potential to become a highly productive starting tandem. Anthony Pittman offers special teams athleticism and solid depth. The Commanders weren't done there, signing Mykal Walker to a one-year deal to increase their linebacker options.

Walker worked under Quinn on the Atlanta Falcons and boasts proven starting production. He went over 100 tackles in 2022 before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers. The former fourth-round pick out of Fresno State dealt with injury issues and couldn't make the same impact during the eight games he was in the lineup.

While there's a chance Walker's best days are behind him, this is another decent veteran acquisition who could step in at a moment's notice if Wagner and Luvu need a breather or go down with injury.

Grade: B+

This signing should allow the Commanders to take another gifted linebacker from the college ranks with one of their selections and develop them gradually. Peters could also decide to stick with what they have for now and identify the best player available instead.

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