3 Commanders position groups that could become weak links in 2024

These groups might let the team down this season.
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Commanders offensive line

Are there improvements made to the offensive line from last year? Absolutely. Are they good enough to make any team comfortable with them protecting their quarterback? No. 

Before we talk about the bad, let’s talk about the good. Sam Cosmi is arguably a top-five offensive guard league-wide. He is a true centerpiece building block for the Washington Commanders. He was a steal in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Tyler Biadasz was brought over from the Dallas Cowboys to become the new starting center. He is an upgrade over the previous starter Nick Gates. He isn’t anything crazy, but he is a solid player who should perform well for Washington throughout his contract.

I’m not going to put Brandon Coleman in the good section, but I won’t put him in the bad either. He was drafted in the third round to play left tackle, but he might not stay there.

If he starts the season on the blindside, Coleman will go through inevitable growing pains. There’s a possibility he starts the campaign on the bench and slowly works into the starting lineup.

Unfortunately, the rest of the offensive line leaves a lot to be desired. Cornelius Lucas may start the season at left tackle, but his production left Commanders fans extremely unsatisfied over the last few years.

Andrew Wylie is probably one of the worst starting offensive tackles in the league. The veteran allowed nine sacks in 2023, which was tied for fourth most among all edge protectors. Nick Allegretti joined from the Kansas City Chiefs and will almost definitely start at the left guard spot. He is more or less the same level of talent Washington has been trotting out as of late, so not much excitement there.

The Commanders' offensive line improved from last year. However, it’s not by a lot. It will still be a liability in 2024.