4 contenders for the Washington Commanders first-round pick in 2023

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Which NFL Draft prospects are emerging as early contenders to become the Washington Commanders’ first-round selection in 2023?

It’s been a relatively quiet start to the offseason where the Washington Commanders are concerned. The search for a new offensive coordinator goes on, but speculation is already mounting about what reinforcements can be acquired as the team looks to keep pace with other improving outfits within the NFC East.

The fact Washington finished last in the division with an 8-8-1 record shows how difficult it might be next season if those in power don’t get some key decisions right. There could be a significant amount to spend in free agency once sacrifices are made, with the Commanders also boasting eight selections in the 2023 NFL Draft to further assist their cause.

Ron Rivera has been around the game a long time, so he’ll know what more is needed. The pressure is also on general manager Martin Mayhew to put the necessary pieces in place before OTAs begin.

With this in mind, here are four early contenders to become the Commanders’ first-round selection in 2023.

Prospect No. 1

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Washington Commanders could draft O’Cyrus Torrence

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It’s no secret that the Washington Commanders need help on their offensive line interior. Brandon Scherff’s departure to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2022 free agency left a gaping hole, so addressing the situation early would be the best way to prevent this riddle from getting out of hand.

O’Cyrus Torrence is arguably the best guard in this year’s class. His unique blend of size, strength, and athleticism make him a significant obstacle to overcome, with the player’s exceptional Senior Bowl week boosting his stock further ahead of the NFL Scouting Combine.