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Commanders' Peters: 'We feel great about staying at No. 2'

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With the Chicago Bears all but certain to take Caleb Williams at No. 1 overall, the Washington Commanders are the first major pivot point of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Commanders general manager Adam Peters said Thursday that he's expecting to stay at second overall, regardless of whether other teams are interested in acquiring the selection.

"We feel great about staying at No. 2," said Peters, according to ESPN's John Keim. "I don't see a whole lot of scenarios trading down."

Peters said the Commanders are "real close" to deciding which player - widely expected to be a quarterback - to select in the first round, which will take place April 25.

North Carolina's Drake Maye and LSU's Jayden Daniels are viewed as the most likely candidates to join Washington, while Michigan's J.J. McCarthy is a wild card after shooting up draft boards since the combine.

"We'll probably have a good idea what we're doing early next week," said Peters.

Free-agent addition Marcus Mariota sits atop the Commanders' depth chart after 2023 starter Sam Howell was traded to the Seattle Seahawks and backup Jacoby Brissett left for the New England Patriots.

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