The Washington Football Team has more than 5,000 pounds of offensive linemen on its current roster. That’s 16 pretty big men, and they constitute, on paper at least, the best, deepest line that Washington has fielded in several decades.
One of the primary reasons that the Washington Football Team was able to win the NFC East in 2020 was the relative health along the O-Line. Center Chase Roullier never left the field. Right tackle Morgan Moses missed just a handful of plays. After an early injury cost him a few games, right guard Brandon Scherff remained healthy for most of the season.
That means the right side of the line – the strength of the unit – was a constant. On the left side, the two opening day starters — guard Wes Martin and tackle Geron Christian — were replaced by better players. Wes Schweitzer filled in for the injured Scherff early, then replaced the ineffective Martin. And Cornelius Lucas took over the key left tackle spot when Christian went down and performed better than the nominal starter.
All of the starters are back in 2020. But that left side could look different. If we are projecting today, the likely starters would be, from right to left: Moses, Scherff, Roullier, Ereck Flowers, and Charles Leno, Jr. A depth chart would most likely have, this time working from left to right, rookie Samuel Cosmi, Saahdiq Charles, Keith Ismael, and then the two 2020 starters, Schweitzer and Lucas.
That’s a very respectable two-deep lineup.
But it is still very early, and things, as they say, could change.