5 draft moves from NFC East rivals in 2024 that should worry Commanders fans

These incoming rookies will give Washington a tough time...
Malik Nabers
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Malik Nabers

Ever since Odell Beckham Jr. departed the New York Giants, they have struggled to find any consistent production from their wide receiver room. They have relied on wideouts like Darius Slayton and Wan’Dale Robinson to try and pick up the slack, but no one has emerged as a true No. 1 option in the passing game for them.

This has been a good thing for the Washington Commanders, but that all changed during the 2024 NFL Draft.

Everyone knows how good Malik Nabers is. In almost any other draft class, he'd have been the first wide receiver off the board. His ceiling is insane and could potentially reach the same level as another NFC East pass-catcher, CeeDee Lamb.

Nabers' quick acceleration mixed with his separation ability is second to none. His feet are shifty and quick, allowing him to create separation immediately off the line of scrimmage with minimal fuss.

The cornerback room is also a position group the Commanders have struggled with lately. Nabers will be giving this young group of Mike Sainristil, Emmanuel Forbes, and Benjamin St-Juste a tough time when Washington plays New York.

Tyler Nubin

Xavier McKinney leaving in free agency for the Green Bay Packers was a huge loss for the Giants. But they got a perfect replacement for much cheaper in the second round of the draft.

Tyler Nubin doesn’t have a huge frame, but he plays extremely strong, closing in on his opponents with explosiveness. He has good ability in both the run game and passing game, which allows him to be versatile and line up in the box, nickel, or in single-high coverage. He displays a good football IQ, which gives him the ability to scan the field and read the play quickly.

Luckily, the Commanders have a strong skill position group, but this young Giants' secondary that boasts guys like Deonte Banks and rookies Andru Phillips and Nubin will give the Commanders' offense a run for their money.