The Washington Commanders have struggled to find their footing in 2023 thus far, causing the team to sell off some assets at the NFL trade deadline. Now, the team has a loaded slate of draft picks for the 2024 class. We’ve listed the latest Commanders’ 2024 NFL Draft pick stash below.
Washington Commanders Draft Picks by Round in 2024
- Round 1
- Round 2
- Round 2 (from CHI)
- Round 3
- Round 3 (from SF)*
- Round 4
- Round 5
- Round 6
- Round 7
* denotes a compensatory pick
How Many Draft Picks Do the Commanders Have in the 2024 NFL Draft?
Not only does Washington have all of its own picks in 2024, but the Commanders added two more Day 2 picks at the trade deadline. Their bold trade of Chase Young to the San Francisco 49ers landed a compensatory third-round selection, while their trade with the Chicago Bears moved a second-round selection for Montez Sweat.
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Now, Washington will have five picks by the end of the third round. That can be used in ammunition for a trade up, or to completely overhaul their roster if they opt to use every pick.
Who Did the Commanders Select in the 2023 NFL Draft?
The world went crazy with the Commanders’ first-round selection. A 166-pound cornerback was the 16th overall pick in the NFL Draft. It was especially surprising to see Emmanuel Forbes drafted before Christian Gonzales.
But it was only surprising because of Forbes’ weight. His tape was riddled with plays of a high-end draft selection. But that lack of density has shown up, even though he does his best to mitigate those issues by playing incredibly hard.
If it wasn’t clear by the Forbes selection, it was crystal clear when the Commanders selected Jartavius “Quan” Martin in the second round. Martin provides the Washington defense with versatility as someone with experience in the slot and on the back end.
Although Jartavius “Quan” Martin struggled in the preseason, his skill set was a perfect match for the Commanders in Round 2. Martin is an alignment-versatile defender who can play on the back end or in the slot. While he may take his lumps early on in a difficult spot, experience and technical sharpening should meet his impressive reactionary athleticism sooner rather than later.
There weren’t many teams in the NFL that needed help at center, but the Commanders were one of them. Ricky Stromberg wasn’t projected to be a Day 1 starter, but the team had to push him into the lineup after another injury to Nick Gates. Unfortunately, Stromberg had been banged up as well.
Braeden Daniels will have to prove that he has the functional strength necessary to play at the NFL level, but his athleticism got him drafted in the fourth round. He’s incredibly athletic, with his greatest downside being the lack of size.
Daniels lacks the size of a prototypical offensive tackle, but his athleticism made him a fourth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. It will likely take time for him to put on the lean muscle mass and strength to hold up against NFL power consistently, but his fluid feet make him an interesting developmental blocker. Although he was slated as a tackle-to-guard prospect, he has been seen at left tackle for Washington so far.
Former five-star recruits often get opportunities that others would not. Pedigree is important to some decision-makers, whether it should be or not. K.J. Henry doesn’t have the entire athletic profile the Commanders covet, but they do covet elite speed, and his 1.57 10-yard split certainly fits their bill.
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