3 winners (and 1 loser) from Commanders 2024 rookie minicamp

It was a fascinating start to their NFL journeys.
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There was an enormous sense of excitement as draft picks and undrafted free agents began their respective NFL journeys with the Washington Commanders at rookie minicamp. After an offseason of almost unprecedented roster upheaval under the new regime, coaches and players got the chance to focus on football once again for the opening portion of what will hopefully become a profitable preparation period.

All eyes were obviously on Jayden Daniels as the No. 2 pick and franchise quarterback. This was also the chance for others taken lower down the draft pecking order or signed when undrafted free agency began to begin carving out roles for themselves. There was a lot of information to take in, but the signs remain positive ahead of the entire roster coming together in the not-too-distant future.

The Commanders have some cautious optimism surrounding their chances of making strides in 2024. Adam Peters was lauded for the way he handled matters during a busy recruitment period for the franchise. Now, the onus falls on Dan Quinn and his coaching staff, who must implement their schematic concepts effectively and ensure everyone is on the same page.

With this in mind, here are three winners and one loser from Washington's rookie minicamp in 2024.

Winner No. 1

Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint - Commanders WR

Coming in as an undrafted free agent can be a daunting challenge. After failing to hear their names called, it's a case of working from the bottom up in pursuit of practice squad places or perhaps entering strong consideration to make the 53-man roster.

Offseason workouts provide an opportunity to stand out. This is something Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint managed to accomplish on Day 1 with a phenomenal one-handed grab - an unbelievable effort that won't go unnoticed by offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury and his staff.

Rosemy-Jacksaint is off to a promising start and there does seem to be an opening in the wide receiver room if he can continue to build momentum. Those who were unaware of the former Georgia star previously will be watching his progress closely after making the best possible first impression as a Washington Commanders player.