3 winners (and 2 losers) from Commanders 2024 minicamp

There were winners and losers from Washington's mandatory minicamp.
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Three members of the Washington Commanders can count themselves winners of the team's mandatory minicamp this year. They include versatile defensive back Quan Martin, who produced a highlight moment amid time spent working with the starters.

More small victories were scored by two high-round draft picks from Washington's recent past. Notably by an often-overlooked wide receiver who's already forged a credible rapport with rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels.

Perhaps said wideout is finally equipped to unleash his obvious potential as a vertical threat. It's a different story for one member of the Commanders' defense, a former first-round pick who is being asked to carve out a niche in an exciting new role.

While this first-rounder is happy to reinvent himself, another prominent draftee may not warm to broadening his workload. With that said, here are three winners and two losers from Washington's mandatory minicamp in 2024.

Winner No. 1

Dyami Brown - Commanders WR

Seeing the Washington Commanders sign two free agents and use a third-round pick to add to his position couldn't have made Dyami Brown too happy. Not when the third-rounder from the 2021 NFL Draft hardly made his mark as a pro-level playmaker.

Brown is working to make amends. At least based on his performances during Washington's mandatory minicamp. The wideout's best moments involved reeling in deep passes from Jayden Daniels.

What's more encouraging is how Brown has been a fixture during all offseason work. Even the voluntary sessions.

Like when the former North Carolina standout made this grab and produced a notable balancing act that left Sam Fortier of The Washington Post impressed.

Fortunately, Brown took his momentum into mandatory sessions. His ongoing connection with Daniels was outlined by ESPN's John Keim after practice:

"On Tuesday, Daniels scanned the field and with no one open ran to his right, hitting receiver Dyami Brown running across the field in the other direction with a perfect pass. Another time, he ran out of the pocket to his right -- in a game, he might have been sacked -- and hit Brown again on a 45-yard pass in stride."

John Keim, ESPN

Reviving and maintaining that rapport at training camp will be crucial to Brown's chances of earning a larger workload. Daniels' arrival has given every receiver a clean slate, so a player with his natural straight-line speed could easily go from forgotten man to key weapon.

He's made a good start, but a former Los Angeles Rams kicker wasn't quite so consistent.