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  • CLG Quarterback
    Speaking on The Pat McAfee Show, Rapoport was quick to reiterate his belief that Daniels remains the favorite to be drafted second overall to the Commanders. However, it’s clear oddsmakers and mock drafters were too quick to call it a done deal. North Carolina’s Drake Maye would likely be the pick if the Commanders go in a different direction. Maye can’t match Daniels’ elite rushing potential but does have incredible arm strength and posted strong passing numbers in his two seasons as a starter. The Patriots hold the third pick and, barring a trade, appear set to take the quarterback Washington passes on.
  • WAS General Manager
    The Commanders are a near lock to take a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in next week’s draft, but who they take remains up for debate. After recently hosting several of the draft’s top quarterback prospects for a night at Top Golf and one-on-one meetings, the Commanders are doing their due diligence to ensure they get off on the right foot under a new regime led by owner Josh Harris, head coach Dan Quinn, and Peters. Jayden Daniels and Drake Maye appear to be jockeying for the right to be the second player off the board, while J.J. McCarthy remains a wild card for the No. 2 spot.
  • FA Quarterback
    In addition to meeting with the Giants and Vikings, Schultz said multiple sources have also shared that Penix will have top 30 visits with the Broncos, Falcons, Raiders, and Commanders. Penix impressed as Washington’s Pro Day last week, running a 40-yard dash in the 4.5 range while also performing well in the vertical jump and excelling in passing drills. It’s no surprise that multiple teams with picks outside of the top five are interested in Penix, who could prove to be the answer to their quarterback woes. While it would be a surprise to see him go as high as No. 2 to the Commanders, we shouldn’t rule out any of these other teams taking a shot on him if he falls to them.
  • WAS Quarterback #12
    Driskel is a former sixth-round pick who has played for seven different teams since entering the league in 2016. He’s thrown for 2,394 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in his career and has made 12 starts. Driskel could compete for the third quarterback spot on the Commanders’ roster if they opt to keep three, but would otherwise have a chance to land on the practice squad.
  • WAS Wide Receiver #13
    Zaccheaus spent the first four years of his career with the Falcons, where he totaled 94 receptions for 1,328 yards and eight touchdowns. He spent 2023 with the Eagles, where he played in a backup role, going for 10-164-2 on 20 targets. Depending on what the Commanders do in the draft, Zaccheaus could earn a meaningful role with them in 2024, but we wouldn’t view this as any more than a depth signing at this time.
  • CLG Quarterback
    It’s worth reminding everyone that we are in prime smokescreen season. We’re also more than a month away from the draft. With that said, the Commanders met with McCarthy at Michigan’s Pro Day and reportedly had dinner with him the night before. Currently holding the No. 2 pick in this year’s draft, the Commanders will presumably have their pick at any quarterback not named Caleb Williams — assuming they don’t trade out of their spot. They’re also expected to meet with Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels before draft day. McCarthy’s draft stock has risen immensely throughout this process, to the point where his being the second player off the board wouldn’t surprise anybody.
  • WAS Head Coach
    The Commanders appear to be taking an open-minded approach with the No. 2 overall pick, which will presumably be used on a quarterback. In addition to saying they are willing to hear calls for offers to trade the No. 2 pick, head coach Dan Quinn has also said it’s “fair to envision” the team drafting a quarterback early in next month’s draft. Given the strength of this year’s class and the position that they’re in, it’s hard to imagine the Commanders not taking a shot on a franchise quarterback with a new regime in place and a need at the position.
  • WAS Center #63
    Deiter started 10 games for the Texans last season, with all of his starts coming at center. The former third-round pick allowed three sacks on 20 pressures and earned a PFF blocking grade of 57.1. A four-year veteran of the league, Deiter has 33 career starts to his name and also has experience at guard. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him start a handful of games this upcoming season.
  • WAS Cornerback #42
    Pierre’s signing shouldn’t be viewed as anything more than a depth signing for now. The four-year corner has appeared in 66 games for his career but has made only six starts. Per PFF, Pierre has played 260 defensive snaps or less in three of his four seasons.
  • CLG Quarterback
    Gaining more steam every day, McCarthy also met with the Giants this week, touring the team’s facility and talking with front office officials and coaches. Washington’s meeting with McCarthy could be something of a smoke screen as they decide between Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels and the Vikings creep up the draft board in pursuit of a franchise QB to replace Kirk Cousins. Rotoworld’s Zachary Krueger recently profiled McCarthy.