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Commanders could trade for Terrace Marshall Jr.

For Jayden Daniels to have immediate success as the Washington Commanders' new franchise quarterback, he needs help. The offensive line must provide the No. 2 overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft with enough stability and cleaner pockets to make plays. He also needs the skill position players to reach or exceed expectations.

This was something everyone aside from Terry McLaurin couldn't accomplish last time around. Things could improve within Kliff Kingsbury's dynamic scheme, but only Luke McCaffrey and Olamide Zaccheaus came into the fold to potentially strengthen the wide receiver ranks.

With the future of players such as Dyami Brown in jeopardy, the opening few weeks of workouts will be an ongoing assessment to determine whether more is needed. If Adam Peters feels like another capable body should help, expect the new front-office leader to strike quickly and with conviction.

Someone like Terrace Marshall Jr. might be a risk worth taking in this scenario. The former second-round selection is buried down the Carolina Panthers' depth chart after their offseason overhaul. His frustrations reached boiling point last season, handing in a trade request that was granted by the organization.

Marshall has all the physical tools needed to be productive, but it just hasn't come together in Carolina after being taken No. 59 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. The athletic pass-catcher is probably eager for a change of scenery, but he'll keep working hard before something else emerges.

With Diontae Johnson, Adam Thielen, Jonathan Mingo, and first-round pick Xavier Legette ahead of him, a situation could emerge where the Panthers look to recoup something in return. If the Commanders see something in Marshall, it would take nothing more than a late-round selection or perhaps even a pick swap to get a deal over the line.

It's a low-risk, high-reward option if Marshall can galvanize himself in a different environment. If it doesn't work out, the national championship winner at LSU is out of contract in 2025 and can be moved on with little fanfare attached.