Better day for veteran Commanders CBs
While Emmanuel Forbes was the big standout during the first joint practice, it proved to be a difficult day for the more veteran cornerbacks. Thankfully, this changed on Day 2.
Kendall Fuller and Benjamin-St Juste looked much more assured across team scrimmages. There were times when they were beaten during one-on-ones, but this was encouraging overall.
If both corners keep this up throughout the campaign and Forbes also lives up to his own lofty expectations, the Washington Commanders finally have a prolific cornerback trio to call upon. Something that could elevate this already outstanding defense to heights not seen before.
If there was one big knock on the Commanders' defense last season, it was their lack of turnovers. That's why Forbes became their top priority before the draft and it's why hopes are high for a genuine breakout campaign from St-Juste if he manages to stay clear of injuries.
The Baltimore Ravens offense is a difficult proposition to overcome these days. Lamar Jackson's weapons are dangerous and renowned in equal measure, so to see Fuller and St-Juste holding their own with supreme effectiveness was immensely positive.
As for Forbes, it seems like the Commanders might have a genuine superstar on their hands. Whether he can match such an exceptionally-high ceiling is the million-dollar question.