5 Commanders players in danger of entering draft bust status in 2024

These players have to improve in 2024.
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Dyami Brown - Commanders WR

One could make a strong case for Dyami Brown being in the draft bust category already. The wide receiver made minimal contributions over his first three seasons with the Washington Commanders. Unless something changes this time around, it'll be his final campaign with the franchise.

Brown has the physical tools needed to be impactful. It hasn't come together as yet, but all hope is not lost with a new coaching regime coming into the fold.

The former North Carolina star remains on the books and is arguably the only vertical threat at Washington's disposal. With Kliff Kingsbury implementing different schematic concepts and rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels set to provide improved distribution, Brown stands to benefit greatly if he proves himself worthy of increased involvement throughout the summer.

Everyone is getting a clean slate under Dan Quinn's staff, Brown included. Whether he can do enough to force his way into the team's plans as a key outside option remains to be seen.

The Commanders have Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson as their one-two tandem in the wideout room. Those in power have a tremendous amount of faith in third-round selection Luke McCaffrey, who made a superb first impression thanks to polished pass-catching and exceptional work ethic.

Nobody's stood out aside from that. Brown's caught the eye on occasion over early workouts. How the No. 82 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft fares during Washington's training camp and preseason games will be crucial.

The lack of legitimate receiving depth guarantees Brown will make the team unless there's a drastic drop-off in production. What comes after that is less certain.

Gaining instant momentum is critical. If Brown gains the confidence of Kingsbury and Daniels, he could see targets increase considerably. This bears more significance on play-action when there are chances to take shots downfield.

If not, the Commanders will move on from the player swiftly in 2025.