3 sizable offseason wins for Commanders GM Adam Peters in 2024

The new general manager is off to a sensational start.
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Commanders draft haul

One of the biggest reasons why the Washington Commanders were so appealing to Adam Peters was the resources available. They had the league's most salary-cap space entering free agency. They also had a bounty of selections during the 2024 NFL Draft to find long-term solutions for ongoing complications.

Peters is widely regarded as one of the shrewdest talent evaluators around. Having someone like Lance Newmark as his right-hand man throughout the process another another major plus. This saw the Commanders pick up an exceptional haul from the college selection event.

This all started at No. 2 overall.

The Commanders didn't give much away throughout their extensive assessments, but one prospect was always frontrunning based on Peters' comments after the draft. Jayden Daniels was the quarterback entrusted with leading the franchise back to prominence, something that's ignited the fanbase and brought a level of excitement that's been sorely missed.

After striking a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, Peters had an arsenal to further bolster the ranks on Day 2. Mike Sainristil, Ben Sinnott, Brandon Coleman, and Luke McCaffrey were all acquired throughout a frantic few hours. It would be a surprise if each prospect didn't contribute in some capacity next season.

Hopefully, the likes of Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Dominique Hampton, and Jordan Magee can become draft gems taken further down the pecking order. If so, this was a home run from Peters - one that could potentially provide the catalyst behind better fortunes for the organization in 2024 and beyond.

Of course, the success of this class will be determined primarily by Daniels. If the Heisman Trophy out of LSU takes the league by storm, everything else should fall into place. If the signal-caller struggles, it'll set Peters' plans back considerably.

Not every draft pick is going to work out. However, if the large majority go on to have successful careers, it'll lend further weight to the claims Washington has the right man in charge.