4 critical observations from Commanders 2023 OTAs Day 4

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Commanders benefitting from college chemistry

With quarterback Sam Howell set to become the Washington Commanders' starting option in 2023, nobody stands to benefit more than Dyami Brown. The pair developed outstanding chemistry from their time together in college at North Carolina, which is something that can hopefully transition into a professional environment next season.

Brown has struggled to impact the wide receiver rotation since joining the Commanders as a third-round selection in 2021. Not entirely unsurprising when one considers the strength in this particular position group, but it's something that needs to change heading into Year 3 of his career.

According to those in attendance, Howell and Brown stated to click during Tuesday's session. The wideout brought in four catches from six attempts, which also included an eye-catching grab after creating separation going up against cornerback Benjamin St-Juste.

This is a big step in the right direction for Brown, who has the size and athletic traits to become a surprise some teams won't see coming in 2023. Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson should remain focal points, but don't be surprised if the perceived No. 4 option on the wideout depth chart becomes more influential.

Having Howell under center could be the springboard Brown needs to start fulfilling some undoubted promise. And their previous chemistry is something that won't go unnoticed by Eric Bieniemy, that's for sure.