4 free-agent interior offensive linemen the Commanders could sign in 2023
By Dean Jones
Commanders could sign Ben Powers
Acquiring Eric Bieniemy completely shifts the landscape. But for the Washington Commanders to thrive under his expert offensive mind, they must get more athletic and ruthless across their offensive line to accomplish this feat.
If the Commanders want someone to sure up the interior from a pass protection standpoint, then examining Ben Powers’ situation with the Baltimore Ravens could be worth its weight in gold. The experienced figure was disciplined and consistent in equal measure last season, failing to give up a single sack from 1,094 snaps and conceding just one penalty along the way.
While there is some work to do from a run-blocking standpoint, Powers is an exceptional pass protector. This is thanks to his outstanding technique and the ability to mirror oncoming interior rushers with relative comfort.
Much like the situation with Bradley Bozeman, it would be a surprise to see the Ravens let Powers walk. But they have a complex situation ongoing with quarterback Lamar Jackson that needs resolving before anything else.
Time is of the essence, so signing Jackson to a long-term deal seems unrealistic before they need the franchise tag. Where that leaves Powers and others looking for new deals is unclear, but the Commanders should jump at the chance to sign the one-time Oklahoma Sooner if he becomes an option.