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Jayden Daniels was recently selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft by the Washington Commanders. And after his first few months with the team, it sounds like he’s already drawing comparisons to last year’s No. 2 overall pick, C.J. Stroud.

During a recent interview with Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter, Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin said that Jayden Daniels has a similar makeup to C.J. Stroud, who obviously won the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year Award last season after one of the most dominant rookie seasons from a quarterback in league history.

“[H]e started out at Arizona State, goes to LSU, has a good first year, but that second year he takes off, man, and he wins the Heisman — he has them in contention for the playoffs. He’s just used to winning and used to what it looks like to be a really successful player,” McLaurin said. “And as a leader and as his wide receiver, I just want to be the best player I can for him. So, I’m going to push him and I know he’s going to push me.

“But you don’t have to tell him what to do when it comes to practice. He’s out there early, he’s getting warmed up, and if he doesn’t like a rep that went down in practice, he’s like, hey Terry, let’s come over here let’s get this rep again. … And I think that’s a testament to his work ethic and how he tries to prepare each and every day in practice — because he treats every practice and every rep like it’s a game-rep situation.”

Clearly, McLaurin is impressed by the quarterback and is already expecting big things from him as a rookie.

[Pro Football Talk]