Commanders have a stud in Emmanuel Forbes
The Washington Commanders are giving Emmanuel Forbes all he can handle at training camp. And that's absolutely fine where the dynamic cornerback is concerned.
Forbes is athletic, explosive, and boasts elite-level instincts capable of creating turnovers at will. There are some concerns about his frame, but that hasn't bothered him up to now and anticipation is only growing after an outstanding opening to training camp.
Of course, going up against Terry McLaurin constantly means there will be times when receptions are conceded. The wideout is one of the league's best for a reason and is providing Forbes with a crash course in what it takes to be a successful coverage presence in the pros.
Based on reports from those in attendance, Forbes is more than holding his own against McLaurin or anyone else. The defensive back is relishing the challenge and hopefully, can take significant confidence from his opening exchanges versus a player that landed on the NFL's top 100 list for the first time.
If things continue in a similar manner for Forbes throughout camp, Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio will have no qualms about throwing him in at the deep end from Week 1 onwards. This should give the Commanders a productive trio with Kendall Fuller and Benjamin St-Juste also set to earn prominent reps.