Assessing Commanders 2024 depth chart after dramatic offseason

It's been an offseason of significant changes.
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Commanders depth chart (offense)

Offensive Line (15)

I’m grouping all the Washington Commanders' offensive linemen. Many can play multiple positions. Projected starters are in bold, followed by the rest in alphabetical order.

  • Tyler Biadasz - C
  • Nick Allegretti - G
  • Cornelius Lucas - T
  • Sam Cosmi - G
  • Andrew Wylie - T
  • Alex Akingbulu - T
  • Mason Brooks - G/T
  • Brandon Coleman - T
  • Braden Daniels - G/T
  • Michael Dieter - G
  • Julian Good-Jones - G
  • David Nwaogwugwu - T
  • Chris Paul - G
  • Ricky Stromberg - C/G
  • Trent Scott - T

The plan is for Coleman to eventually take over the left tackle spot from the veteran Lucas, but he may not be ready by Week 1 of the 2024 season. Washington will likely keep nine or 10 offensive linemen on the active roster, with a couple more on the practice squad.

Tight End (6)

  • Ben Sinnott
  • John Bates
  • Zach Ertz
  • Armani Rogers
  • Cole Turner
  • Colson Yankoff

Sinnott and Yankoff are likely to line up both at tight end and fullback depending on the situation. Bates is the primary in-line blocker and Ertz will play on passing downs. Young veterans Rogers and Turner will need big offseasons to impress the new coaching regime.

Wide Receivers (14)

  • Terry McLaurin
  • Jahan Dotson
  • Kazmeir Allen
  • Dyami Brown
  • Damiere Byrd
  • Jamison Crowder
  • Davion Davis
  • Luke McCaffrey
  • Dax Milne
  • Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint
  • Mitchell Tinsley
  • Brycen Tremayne
  • Olamide Zaccheaus

The team is hoping for big things from rookie McCaffrey. Rosemy-Jacksaint’s viral one-hand catch during Washington's rookie minicamp has everyone excited about him. Allen and Byrd may be fighting it out to be the return specialist, now that a rule change has put the nearly-extinct kickoff return into play.

Running Back (6)

  • Austin Ekeler
  • Brian Robinson Jr.
  • Austin Jones
  • Jeremy McNichols
  • Chris Rodriguez Jr.
  • Michael Wiley

Robinson should continue to see a lot of early down snaps, while Ekeler comes in on passing downs and goal-line packages. Rodriguez probably sticks as the primary backup with the others competing for spots on the practice squad.

Quarterback (4)

  • Jayden Daniels
  • Marcus Mariota
  • Jeff Driskell
  • Sam Hartman

Little mystery here. It’s Daniels’ job as soon as he is ready. Mariota will back him up. The veteran Driskell and the rookie Hartman will battle it out for the final spot.