4 offensive tackles Commanders can draft to replace Charles Leno Jr.

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Commanders could draft Tyler Guyton

The Washington Commanders have two selections early in the second round after trading defensive end Montez Sweat to the Chicago Bears. Unless a veteran left tackle is sought either in free agency or the trade market, Adam Peters must identify a capable long-term option via the draft and strike accordingly once the franchise takes its new quarterback from No. 2 overall.

Tyler Guyton is another athletic specimen worthy of consideration. The Oklahoma product is long, fast, and agile. He looks tailor-made to become a Day 1 left tackle starter at the next level with a smooth transition and offseason development. If he goes somewhere with an established blindside presence in place, his skill set would be equally effective on the right-hand side.

Guyton is 6-foot-7 with the nimble footwork of a man much smaller. His sideline-to-sideline mobility and ability to create leverage make him a force to be reckoned with on an island. This also enables him to be impactful in pulling plays and creating devastating holes at the second level.

The offensive tackle prospect has outstanding spatial awareness for someone so young. He knows where to halt his backpedal at all times, maintaining balance and keeping technique at the forefront of his mind.

While the lack of starting experience coming into the league as a redshirt junior is concerning, Guyton's upward trajectory indicates the best is yet to come. He's considered a late-first or early second-round pick. This puts him in the Commanders' sights.

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