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Where are the Commanders drafting in 2024 NFL Draft? Who might they pick in mock draft?

We look at the Commanders’ draft position in the 2024 NFL Draft and break down who they may select in the first overall

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The Washington Commanders ended the 2023 season with a loss to NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, finishing the campaign with a 4-13 record. The Week 18 setback came as no surprise as the team lost eight straight games to close the season.

Change is in the air in D.C., starting with Josh Harris being approved as the new owner this past summer. Head coach Ron Rivera is expected to be fired on Monday and general manager Martin Mayhew may be following following him out the door as well. With a new regime in place this offseason, their first major order of business will be determining what to do with one of the top picks of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Commanders draft order: No. 2 pick

Washington will have the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft, the second time in five years that it has selected from that spot. The Commanders were in a race with the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals for the two-spot and got it by way of the strength of schedule tiebreaker.

Commanders mock draft: Potential first-round pick

No. 2: QB Caleb Williams, USC

USC quarterback Caleb Williams has long been projected as the top quarterback prospect in this draft class and as a Washington D.C. native, it would make perfect sense for the Commanders to make the hometown kid the face of the franchise. Following Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma to USC, Williams had an electric season in 2022 that won him the Heisman Trophy. He followed it up with another solid individual season in 2023, where he often had to compensate for an abysmal Trojan defense.

However, everything in the first round hinges on what the Chicago Bears will do with their No. 1 pick acquired from the Carolina Panthers. Many have long projected them using the pick on USC QB Caleb Williams, but there’s a growing sense that they will keep current starter Justin Fields. If the Commanders are hell bent on drafting Williams, one could easily see them trading up a spot to secure the D.C. native. If the Bears rebuff any trade offer and decide to take him, then Washington’s consolation prize will be North Carolina QB Drake Maye.