4 thinnest Commanders position groups heading into 2023 offseason

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Cornelius Lucas and Sam Cosmi
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Commanders are thin at CB

Another area where the Washington Commanders should strengthen ahead of the new season is their cornerback room. Kendall Fuller and Benjamin St-Juste were solid, but the secondary is missing a true shutdown presence and this has to change before competitive games begin once again.

Fuller and St-Juste have a role to play. However, the NFL is a pass-happy league and almost every team that went deep into the postseason had one or two cornerbacks capable of locking down their man consistently.

Finding these players in free agency isn’t cheap. Therefore, there’s a good chance the Commanders spend a high-end draft pick on finding a long-term solution during the 2023 NFL Draft.

This year’s class looks loaded at the top end without boasting the greatest depth. So if the Commanders truly want to find a difference-maker, they must strike quickly and with conviction.

Others on the depth chart look like fringe pieces, special teamers, and camp bodies. That might sound a little harsh, but the NFL is a cutthroat business and Washington’s current options simply aren’t good enough collectively.