Best available offensive linemen for the Commanders in 2024 free agency

The Commanders need to prioritize the offensive line.
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Who could be the best offensive linemen available to the Washington Commanders in free agency with a desperate need across the unit?

After the Washington Commanders released Charles Leno Jr. and Nick Gates as part of Adam Peters' roster plans, it's no secret what one of the team's most pressing priorities will be throughout the offseason. Those in power must address the offensive line as a matter of urgency. They also have the resources available to make swift improvements if the right additions can be acquired.

Peters is looking to build through the draft and supplement in free agency. While this is a more traditional way of molding a potential contender around the league, the Commanders have $96 million burning a hole in their pocket heading into a crucial offseason period.

Although this is one of the deepest draft classes for offensive linemen in recent memory, finding one or two veteran contributors with proven production would also assist greatly. If the Commanders take a signal-caller at No. 2 overall as many expect, the need to provide their rookie quarterback with the right protection to ensure they hit the ground running becomes even more essential.

Commanders must revamp their OL in 2024

The new front-office leader has stated on countless occasions that the Commanders are not going to spend for the sake of it, but this looks like an outstanding crop of free-agent offensive linemen. If Washington can walk away with one or two - although many will stay with their respective teams - it's only going to help their cause under new head coach Dan Quinn.

Here are some free-agent offensive linemen worth considering:

  • Tyron Smith - OT (Cowboys)
  • Trenton Brown - OT (Patriots)
  • Jonah Williams - OT (Bengals)
  • Yosh Nijman - OT (Packers)
  • Donovan Smith - OT (Chiefs)
  • Tyler Biadasz - C (Cowboys)
  • Jon Feliciano - C (49ers)
  • Mitch Morse - C (Bills)
  • Connor Williams - C (Dolphins)
  • Damien Lewis - OG (Seahawks)
  • Graham Glasgow - OG (Lions)
  • Robert Hunt - OG (Dolphins)
  • Brian Allen (LA Rams)
  • Jonah Jackson - OG (Lions)
  • Lloyd Cushenberry - C (Broncos)
  • Kevin Zeitler - OG (Ravens)
  • Andrus Peat - OT/OG (Saints)
  • Laken Tomlinson - OG ( NY Jets)
  • Mark Glowinski - OG (NY Giants)
  • Lucas Patrick - OG/C (Bears)
  • Kevin Dotson - OG (LA Rams)
  • Mike Onwenu - OT/OL (Patriots)
  • Dalton Risner - OG (Vikings)
  • Andre James - C (Raiders)

These are just 25 options at various ends of the talent spectrum. Some will be expensive, others will prove to be bargains if they end up in the right fit. Peters' task will be trying to figure out which players are worth the financial commitment and which ones could fit into Kliff Kingsbury's schematic concepts effectively.

Reinforcements are going to arrive in some capacity. Going down the draft represents the cheapest solution for long-term stability. But aside from the elite-level prospects, it can be a crapshoot the further down the pecking order you go.

Aside from former second-round pick Sam Cosmi, nobody remaining on the offensive line depth chat should feel secure. Peters will throw any sentiment of previous loyalty out of the window and hopefully, give this pivotal area of NFL on-field play the attention it's craved for years after it was constantly mismanaged by Ron Rivera.

Peters knows what he's doing. He comes with tremendous credentials after being part of winning organizations. These were enhanced significantly thanks to his sterling work behind the scenes alongside John Lynch on the San Francisco 49ers. There is a tremendous amount of work ahead and some difficult decisions upcoming, but the Commanders are in good hands.

Strap yourselves in. It's going to be eventful.