4 forgotten Commanders players that could contribute in 2023

Khaleke Hudson
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Khaleke Hudson - Commanders LB

One of the more surprising decisions from the Washington Commanders this offseason has been a lack of focus on the linebacking corps. Something that could indicate more two-linebacker sets are coming within Jack Del Rio's system next season.

It could also indicate confidence in young players taking the necessary strides with more responsibilities on their shoulders. Khaleke Hudson falls into this category after making the transiton from the safety spot down to the second level in 2022.

While it was nothing more than a limited rotational role, Hudson has enough qualities athletically to make more of an impact this time around. The player has also proven his worth as a core special teamer over the years, which is something that's always highly valued by head coach Ron Rivera.

Hudson dipped on and off the practice squad last season. But the Commanders saw enough in the former Michigan standout to warrant another look to see how he's coming along with an important positional switch.

If Hudson impresses enough and continues showing out on special teams, one cannot dismiss the possibility of the player becoming a core rotational piece at worst when the new season arrives.