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4. RB Austin Ekeler, Washington Commanders

Ironically, Austin Ekeler was undrafted as well, similar to Bryce Huff, but he’s a much more proven player at the moment. The running back’s market wasn’t exactly robust, but in taking his talents to the Commanders, he went to a situation where he could thrive.

Since 2017, Ekeler has steadily improved on his way to becoming one of the best running backs in the entire league with the Chargers. Injuries hampered him the last two seasons, but he’s freshly motivated after not being made a priority by the Chargers, and he's still only 28 years old.

Ekeler won’t be asked to carry the full load, as he’ll likely split some carries with Brian Robinson Jr. in 2024, after the former Alabama running back flashed over the last two seasons. Still, he’s more than effective in small doses, especially when he’s utilized as a pass-catcher out of the backfield.

Kliff Kingsbury, the Commanders new offensive coordinator, knows how to utilize running backs in their roles, and will likely have a plan for Ekeler. His age was a concern to some teams, as well as his injury history, but a healthy Ekeler will be a bargain weapon for the Commanders in 2024.