3 Commanders players benefitting from Jayden Daniels' smooth transition

These players are thriving thanks to Jayden Daniels' presence.
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Luke McCaffrey - Commanders WR

Jayden Daniels is a tremendous quarterback with the world at his feet. Unfortunately, he cannot do it alone.

The Washington Commanders need to surround their prized possession with the right environment in which to thrive. They've accomplished this on the coaching side looking at the staff put together by Dan Quinn. Whether the Heisman Trophy winner has enough playmakers capable of helping him take the league by storm is up for debate.

Adam Peters opted to tweak the wide receiver room rather than go with any drastic alterations. Arguably the most notable arrival was third-round selection Luke McCaffery, who the Commanders had enough conviction to take No. 100 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft despite his lack of experience at the wideout spot in college.

McCaffrey is an unknown quantity. The athleticism means progress should be quick. He's also got the NFL bloodline to raise further optimism. At the same time, expecting miracles from the former Rice standout is unfair and unrealistic in equal measure.

There's a lot of hard work ahead for McCaffrey, especially considering he's got two years of wide receiver experience. Getting up to speed quickly is paramount, but having Daniels to help is already reaping significant rewards.

According to coaches and players, this duo is the first into the building every day before practice. They go over film and walk through their responsibilities before linking up with teammates later in the morning. This ensures they're fully prepared and also developing chemistry along the way.

This blossoming connection caught the eye on several occasions over early offseason workouts. McCaffrey's timing with his signal-caller looks right on point - something that's led many to wonder whether he can become a focal point in the passing attack much sooner than anticipated.

If the same trend continues during camp, McCaffrey and Daniels might be able to hit it off when competitive action arrives. That would be the biggest bonus imaginable given the questions around others in the wideout room.