4 free agents Commanders must consider after the 2024 NFL Draft

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Commanders could sign D.J. Chark

The Washington Commanders need to provide quarterback Jayden Daniels with everything needed to excel immediately. There will be some growing pains - which is almost commonplace for rookies - so the support system and infrastructure must be on point to prevent a situation Bryce Young endured with the Carolina Panthers in 2023.

This was an exceptionally deep group of wide receivers. Adam Peters was wise to take advantage of that fact, bringing Luke McCaffrey - a raw but athletically gifted big slot option - into the fold with the selection Washington got from the San Francisco 49ers as part of their trade for Chase Young.

Expecting miracles from McCaffrey right away is asking for trouble. He's new to the wide receiver position and the Commanders are betting on ceiling rather than any prolific college production. Looking at the options available, it wouldn't be surprising to see those in power target another veteran piece - one capable of generating consistent separation and becoming the vertical threat this offense needs.

Someone like D.J. Chark could be a possibility if the Commanders went down this route. The speedy wideout is a deep threat with the potential to add something a little different. Things didn't go according to plan for the Panthers last season, but there were plenty of mitigating circumstances attached to the player's underachievement.

Chark is a former Pro Bowler with one 1,000-yard season under his belt. He'd also be coming into the franchise highly motivated knowing this would likely be his final opportunity before the league casts him aside entirely.

The LSU product recently visited the Los Angeles Chargers but left without a deal. Chark remains a free agent, but for how much longer remains to be seen. If the Commanders think he could bring something Kliff Kingsbury's offense, they need to act fast for fear of missing out entirely.