Ranking every Commanders pick from the 2024 NFL Draft

Adam Peters got a tremendous draft haul.
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6. Luke McCaffrey - Commanders WR

  • Wide Receiver | Rice Owls
  • Round No. 3 | No. 100 overall

The Washington Commanders got themselves another wide receiver with upside when they took Luke McCaffrey at No. 100 overall. The son of former wide receiver Ed McCaffrey and brother of All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey is looking to carve out his path to productivity at the next level. It might not happen immediately, but the scope for further growth is evident based on his successful transition to the wideout position in college.

McCaffrey is projected to be a big slot option right out of the gate. His route-running needs some work, but the former Rice prospect demonstrated good awareness to spot soft zones in coverage and boasts enough body control to make tough catches across the middle.

Once the Commanders' coaching staff gets to grips with McCaffrey, it won't take long for the pass-catcher to become more polished looking at his athleticism. Unless someone else comes into the fold between now and when the 2024 season arrives, there should be an instant opportunity to make his presence felt.

5. Ben Sinnott - Commanders TE

  • Tight End | Kansas State Wildcats
  • Round No. 2 | No. 53 overall

Despite signing Zach Ertz to replace Logan Thomas in free agency, the Washington Commanders made finding another tight end with some long-term promise among their top priorities on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft. Adam Peters went with Ben Sinnott, who has the potential to become a complete package at the position with a little extra refinement.

Sinnott does it all and does it well. The former Kansas State standout is athletically gifted, boasts assured hands, is improving as a route-runner, and can also become a significant red-zone threat for good measure. There's also a lot to like about his blocking contributions - whether it's in-line, on the move, or at the second level.

Whether Sinnott can generate prominent targets immediately is up for debate, Kliff Kingsbury and Ertz have a previous connection that cannot be overlooked. At the same time, the veteran hasn't played much football of late and is firmly in his career twilight, so there is an opportunity awaiting the second-round pick with a smooth integration on and off the field.