2024 NFL mock draft roundup: Washington Commanders look at Daniels, Maye in final mocks

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 04: Jayden Daniels #5 of the LSU Tigers warms up prior to facing the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 04, 2023 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 04: Jayden Daniels #5 of the LSU Tigers warms up prior to facing the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 04, 2023 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Washington Commanders hold the No. 2 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit. One of the biggest questions of the draft is who they will choose.

Washington is entering a new era with changes in ownership, management, and coaching. As part of their rebuilding effort, they are expected to select a quarterback with their first pick in the upcoming draft.

Whether the Commanders select Jayden Daniels, LSU's Heisman winner, Drake Maye from North Carolina, or J.J. McCarthy from Michigan, they are guaranteed to have one of the best quarterbacks in this draft class.

The Commanders will make nine picks from the 257 draft selections. Here is the prediction for their second overall pick in the first round.

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Washington Commanders mock draft roundup

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz writes, "It's a long way away from a consensus, but Daniels is hard to shake as the Commanders' potential target at No. 2. The Heisman Trophy winner's command from the pocket and ability to rip off big gains as a runner will be attractive features to whichever team drafts him."

Seth Walder, ESPN: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

Seth Walder writes that while no quarterback is a lock for the second overall pick, Daniels is the most likely to be called at that position. Walder's model gives Daniels a 49% chance to be taken second overall. While that doesn't sound great, it's still more than double the next most likely player, UNC quarterback Drake Maye, at 21%.

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

Wilson writes, "No player improved more over the last 12 months than Jayden Daniels. He has a big arm, throws with touch to all three levels and has the athleticism to rip off 50-yard runs and make it look easy."

Eric Edholm, Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

Edholm writes, "It feels like Daniels is the Commanders’ man. His age and experience make sense for a team with Marcus Mariota as the presumed other starting option."

Pro Football Focus: Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

Staff writes: "Washington has been looking for its franchise quarterback for decades now, and the new regime takes its next swing with Drake Maye. Maye has all the tools to become an NFL franchise quarterback. He was elite over the middle of the field in 2023, earning a 94.8 passing grade on throws in between the college hashes, the best in the FBS."

2024 NFL Draft odds: Washington Commanders

According to latest NFL Draft odds from BetMGM, the Washington Commanders are favored to take an quarterback. Looking to wager? Check out the best mobile sports betting apps offering NFL betting promos in 2024.

Jayden Daniels (-400) is the heavy favorite for the Commanders. Behind Daniels, oddsmakers point to Drake Maye (+220)

When is the 2024 NFL Draft?

Where: Campus Marius Park at Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan

When: April 25-27, 2024

Cable TV: ESPN, ABC, NFL Network

Streaming: NFL+; ESPN+; fuboTV

How to watch: Catch the NFL Draft this year with a subscription to fuboTV

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