3 Commanders who were lucky to make the 53-man roster
By Jerry Trotta
1. Dyami Brown, WR
Boy, is Brown lucky he was drafted in the third round last year? If not for his high draft status and hype coming out of North Carolina, nobody would’ve batted an eyelash had the second-year receiver been left off the 53-man roster.
We all remember Brown’s rookie season. The Commanders receiver corps was in disarray and Brown still couldn’t carve out a role. Despite that, fans were willing to give him a pass. Not every rookie WR drafted beyond Round 1 pops and the team’s quarterback predicament certainly didn’t help matters.
Following that wash of a rookie year, Brown was expected to hit the ground running as a sophomore. While he hauled in some acrobatic catches in camp, he missed multiple practices through injury and didn’t offer much in the preseason, which he capped with a pair of bad drops in Saturday’s finale.
If the depth chart was based solely off preseason (and camp) performance, Brown would be sixth in the WR pecking order behind Cam Sims and Dax Milne. We’re not giving up on Brown, but you have to wonder if he becomes a trade chip by the deadline if he struggles to develop a consistent role in the offense.
Either way, he’s lucky to still be around.