5 new NFC East players the Commanders must worry about in 2024

Every division team added key pieces...
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There is enormous excitement around Adam Peters and the changes the Washington Commanders have made throughout a dramatic offseason. However, many fans forget that the rest of the NFC East has made major roster additions as well. This has the scope to impact the team's big plans for progression under the new regime.

The Philadelphia Eagles put on a masterclass this offseason. They filled several gaps across their organization and made key trades throughout the NFL Draft - one of which featured the Commanders.

The New York Giants also added some new weapons that may give the Commanders defense headaches in the coming years. The Dallas Cowboys did far less than anticipated after owner Jerry Jones claimed they were going all-in, but they did add some decent pieces in the draft - one of which could come back to haunt Washington in the future.

Let's take a look at the five new NFC East players that the Commanders must worry about in 2024.

Commanders should worry about Malik Nabers

Let's start with the obvious one.

Malik Nabers will be the new WR1 for the New York Giants. After being the primary wide receiver and a key friend of new Washington Commanders quarterback Jayden Daniels, he will now be a foe at least two times per year.

The receiver has been compared to Justin Jefferson and continues the trend of top-tier wideouts out of LSU. He's following in the footsteps of Jefferson, Ja'Marr Chase, Odell Beckham Jr., Dwayne Bowe, and Jarvis Landry among others. The tools are there for him to reach similar heights.

Nabers left LSU as its all-time leader in catches and yards. He was a big-play machine last season, averaging 17.4 yards per reception with 14 touchdowns.

With a 4.35-second 40-yard dash time and 42-inch vertical leap, Nabers figures to give the Commanders defense fits for years to come. But, lest not forget, he has Daniel Jones throwing him the ball in 2024. This may limit his upside for now.