3 post-draft moves Commanders GM Adam Peters must make in 2024

There are still moves to be made.
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Adam Peters had a big reputation before joining the Washington Commanders. This was the first time he'd had carte blanche to run an NFL football operation, but his previous experience meant hopes were high he could hit the ground running after securing a well-deserved promotion.

Thankfully, this has come to fruition. Peters had a bounty of assets after the Commanders set themselves up for success through trades and releases. Everything must come together on the field, but the new general manager left an enormously positive impression in a short space of time.

The roster turnover implemented by Peters was nothing short of remarkable. Washington's roster looks almost unrecognizable from the unit that concluded the 2023 campaign. Where once there was nothing but misery and despair, there is now hope that the Commanders are on the right path under professional people working in unison to pursue one common goal.

It's been a positive start further cemented by an outstanding draft, but the hard work is just getting started. With this in mind, here are three post-draft moves Peters must make to give Washington's chances of improvement another major boost heading into the 2024 campaign.

Commanders must increase WR competition

The Washington Commanders took advantage of a deep wide receiver draft class by selecting Luke McCaffrey at No. 100 overall. While his ceiling is high considering the wideout's inexperience at the position, it might be worth Adam Peters acquiring another dependable veteran capable of making quarterback Jayden Daniels' important transition from college to the pros go smoothly.

Unless the Commanders are confident in players such as Jamison Crowder, Dyami Brown, Mitchell Tinsley, and Olamide Zaccheaus, examining possibilities from the remaining veteran pool is something to consider. Peters also has plenty of salary-cap space available to make such a move if the right opportunity comes along.

McCaffrey will get a shot to establish himself immediately. Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson could thrive within offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury's scheme, but the cupboard is relatively bare aside from that and could become complicated unless additional competition arrives.