Commanders News: Kamren Curl, Jahan Dotson, NFC East hopes and Terry McLaurin

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Commanders WR ranked among greatest draft steals

The Washington Commanders undoubtedly got more than they bargained for with Terry McLaurin. His projection coming out of college was a mediocre prospect with questions about creating separation at the next level, but he's answered these doubts by becoming one of the most productive wide receivers anywhere in the league.

This is even more remarkable when one considers the lack of quarterback consistency McLaurin's endured throughout his stint with the Commanders so far. Hopefully, it can change with Sam Howell under center, but there's just no telling for sure considering the former North Carolina star has just one career start to his name.

Still, the Commanders know that McLaurin will get his numbers and the presence of Eric Bieniemy calling plays should also assist greatly. The Ohio State product landed at No. 29 on ESPN's greatest draft steals of the modern era, which is no more than the emerging leader deserves after a standout career to date.

"Scary Terry has been terrorizing NFC East cornerbacks since falling to the Commanders at No. 76 overall based on concerns about a lack of production and whether the Ohio State scheme created his openings. Yet McLaurin has eclipsed over 900 yards in each of his four seasons while becoming a top-tier deep threat for Washington."

Matt Miller, ESPN

Once the Commanders find some sort of stability under center, McLaurin should reap the rewards. Whether that comes in 2024 or further down the line is the million-dollar question.