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Sam Cosmi - Commanders OL

It should come as no surprise to see wholesale changes coming along the offensive line this offseason. The unit was an absolute disgrace in 2023 after yet more failed acquisitions by previous head coach Ron Rivera. Sam Howell was the league's most sacked quarterback and any preseason cohesion evaporated in the blink of an eye.

Amid all the chaos, there was one shining light to emerge. Sam Cosmi's transition from right tackle to the right guard position went much better than anyone anticipated. The former second-round pick out of Texas transitioned seamlessly, providing consistency, durability, and accomplished protection to become one of the brightest spots from an otherwise underwhelming campaign.

Cosmi looks like he can get even better with improved options along the line. The Commanders went a long way to achieving this objective by signing Nick Allegretti and Tyler Biadscz in free agency. Providing both veterans make a smooth integration into different surroundings, this has the makings of a highly productive trio.

There are still huge questions about Washington's tackle tandem. Charles Leno Jr. has yet to be replaced effectively and Andrew Wylie's suspect performance levels during his first season don't leave many reasons for encouragement. But whoever the Commanders choose to become their next franchise signal-caller can relax safe in the knowledge the interior can potentially provide clean pockets.

It's also a contract year for Cosmi, so the incentive to build on his newfound momentum en route to a lucrative payday is there for all to see.