Projecting Commanders depth chart following 2022 NFL Draft selections
By Jerry Trotta
WR1: Terry McLaurin, Cam Sims
Slot: Curtis Samuel, Dax Milne
WR2: Jahan Dotson, Dyami Brown
There’s a debate to be had whether Samuel or Dotson will assume slot duties, but they’ll likely form a rotation. The unit lacks depth behind the top three options. Expect Antonio Gandy-Golden, Kelvin Harmon, Marken Michel, Jequez Ezzard and Kyric McGowan to compete for spots on the practice squad.
Starter: Logan Thomas
Backup: John Bates
Third-string: Cole Turner
Reserve option: Sammis Reyes
With Thomas likely to miss the start of the regular season as he recovers from ACL surgery, Bates and Turner are first in line for TE1 duties. Depending on how fast Turner picks up Scott Turner’s playbook, he could push Bates for the second pass-catching role behind Thomas. As for the fan favorite Reyes, he’ll likely serve on special teams while he continues learning the ins and outs of the game.
Left tackle: Charles Leno, Cornelius Lucas, Saahdiq Charles
Left guard: Andrew Norwell, Saahdiq Charles
Center: Chase Roullier, Tyler Larsen, Keith Ismael
Right guard: Wes Schweitzer, Trai Turner, Chris Paul
Right tackle: Sam Cosmi, Cornelius Lucas
With solid backups and third-stringers at the most important positions, this is a deep unit and fans should expect another sublime season under offensive line guru John Matsko. With the LT, LG, C and RT spots locked up, Schweitzer and Turner could make for a fun competition at right guard during camp.