Commanders to host Notre Dame edge Javontae Jean-Baptiste on top 30 visit

The Washington Commanders continue to schedule pre-draft visits ahead of next month’s 2024 NFL draft.

According to Ryan Fowler of Bleacher Report, the Commanders will host Notre Dame edge rusher Javontae Jean-Baptiste on a top-30 visit.

Jean-Baptiste is an interesting prospect. He originally committed to Ohio State out of high school, where he spent the first four seasons of his college career. During his time with the Buckeyes, he appeared in 33 games, recording 51 tackles, including 10 for loss and eight sacks. Due to Ohio State’s depth, he often played a part-time role, so he transferred to Notre Dame for his final season.

Jean-Baptiste took advantage of the opportunity, playing in all 13 games and finishing with 49 tackles, 10.5 for loss and five sacks.

Now, the 6-foot-5, 239-pound Jean-Baptiste has himself on the radar of NFL scouts. He had an impressive combine, running the 40 in 4.66 seconds. He has outstanding length and is the type of player NFL teams will love to select on Day 3 of the draft so they can develop. Jean-Baptiste is an ideal development candidate because he possesses many tools needed to be a starting edge rusher in the NFL.

Washington head coach Dan Quinn has had plenty of success with players of similar profiles as Jean-Baptiste.

As we mentioned with Boston College cornerback Elijah Jones, Quinn and GM Adam Peters are looking for players with high-level traits, which Jean-Baptiste has with his length and athleticism.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire