4 Commanders players with genuine breakout potential in 2023

(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Benjamin St-Juste
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Benjamin St-Juste – Commanders CB

It’s no secret that the Washington Commanders could be on the lookout for a true shutdown cornerback this offseason. Considering how expensive these are if they hit the open market, utilizing the No. 16 overall selection on improving their options is a genuine possibility.

This does nothing to detract from the improvements made by Benjamin St-Juste in Year 2 of his professional career. The former third-round pick saw a huge upturn in reps as a sophomore and despite the odd blip or two along the way, performed well enough to suggest more of the same arrives in 2023.

St-Juste gave up just 47.7 percent of targets for 466 receiving yards and an 87.1 passer rating when targeted. This was a positive step forward for the player, who could make further improvements entering his third season in Washington.

Year 3 is normally the time when fans and coaches find out once and for all what players can become. They have a solid sample size to go off and are fully acclimatized to the NFL, but the signs are relatively promising from St-Juste’s perspective.

Obviously, more is needed alongside St-Juste and Kendall Fuller. Especially considering the strength of passing attacks residing in the NFC East, which was far more competitive than anyone expected in 2022.