What type of wide receiver will the Commanders get with Luke McCaffrey?

Luke McCaffrey’s dad has a funny draft story.

McCaffrey’s dad, Ed, told his sons that he thinks all the NFL teams contracted him prior to his draft day in 1991. However, one team did not contact Ed — the New York Giants — and they were the team that ended up selecting him in the draft.

Thus, Luke McCaffrey told “Grant and Danny” that he had absolutely no idea what might, could or would occur on draft night last Thursday.

Is Luke like his dad? Ed McCaffrey had the uncanny ability to get open and catch the ball when the pass was in his vicinity. After playing his college ball at Stanford, he was drafted in the third round by the Giants (83rd overall).

Logging 185 NFL games in his career, McCaffrey had 565 receptions for 7,422 yards, including 55 touchdowns. McCaffrey also averaged 13.1 yards per reception.

His son Christian followed in his footsteps, playing in the Pac-12 conference for Stanford. He has enjoyed an illustrious NFL career, already rushing for 6,185 yards and scoring 81 touchdowns in his 91 NFL games.

So, why did Washington Commanders GM Adam Peters draft younger brother Luke? Many will ask that, given Luke did not play for an NCAA powerhouse. After some time at Nebraska, Luke moved on to Rice and made a successful transition from quarterback to wide receiver.

Luke McCaffrey is still learning the position, and Peters most likely views him as someone who has a lot more room to grow through the experiences he has already gained.

Don’t overlook the fact that he can also continue to learn from his dad about the ins and outs of being an NFL receiver.

It’s very early in the process; no need to get carried away with praise for Peters’ selection or Luke McCaffrey’s future career with the Commanders. At this point, what we can do is expect lots of hard work and a good mentality from a member of the McCaffrey family.

McCaffrey is a logical choice for Peters. Peters knows what he is getting, as Luke will not be entitled, thinking the NFL owes him anything. He is young at the position and will grow consequently through years of experience.

Who knows what type of career Luke will enjoy? For now, we wait and see, trying our best to be realistic about the draft and not so giddy.

But isn’t it fun having a real general manager again in Washington?

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire