Ranking Commanders' nine biggest NFL Draft gems of the last decade

Some far exceeded expectations...
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3. Morgan Moses

  • Offensive Tackle | Virginia Cavaliers
  • No. 66 overall | 2014 NFL Draft

Looking back, Morgan Moses was the definition of a draft steal. Washington ended the player's agonizing wait by taking him No. 66 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. He repaid them with seven years of largely consistent production.

Moses occupied the right tackle position during his peak and formed a prolific edge tandem with Trent Williams. Instead of using this offensive line as a stepping stone to prosperity, Ron Rivera broke it apart piece by piece to the woeful operation fans had to endure over the last two seasons.

The former Virginia star left in 2021 and remains a high-level performer. Just another mistake in judgment from a decision-maker who dug himself a hole that eventually cost him his job.

2. Kamren Curl

  • Safety | Arkansas Razorbacks
  • No. 216 overall | 2020 NFL Draft

Nobody expected anything from Kamren Curl when he joined the Washington Commanders. The seventh-round pick was an afterthought despite some eye-catching college production at Arkansas. This was all the motivation he needed to prove everyone wrong.

Curl's impression was surprising and immediate in equal measure. The talented safety convinced the coaching staff to make him a prominent rotational feature and eventual starter in his first season. By Year 2, the defensive back was an integral part of the team's plans under previous head coach Ron Rivera.

The Commanders got some outstanding production for Curl throughout his rookie deal. But with a new regime coming into the fold, they went in a different direction. He'll look to continue an encouraging career with the Los Angeles Rams moving forward.