Commanders 53-man 2024 roster projection: Summer break edition

Early offseason workouts provided some roster clues.
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Commanders offensive line

Locks: Tyler Biadasz, Sam Cosmi, Nick Allegretti, Andrew Wylie, Brandon Coleman, Cornelius Lucas
Bubble: Michael Deiter, Ricky Stromberg, Trent Scott, Chris Paul

Sam Cosmi and Andrew Wylie - who made up the right side of the Washington Commanders offensive line in 2024 - should benefit from their experience playing together. The rest of the protection - center, left guard, and left tackle - will all be new starters this year.

Tyler Biadasz is a major upgrade at the center spot. Nick Allegretti should bring stability to a shaky left-guard spot. The left tackle position is entirely up in the air right now.

Veteran Cornelius Lucas may end up starting on Day 1. But there are other options, such as rookie Brandon Coleman. Whoever winds up starting, all have secure roster spots.

It gets interesting after that. If Washington keeps nine linemen, then Michael Deiter, Ricky Stromberg, Trent Scott, and Chris Paul may end up battling for three backup roles.

If that is the case, Deiter and Stromberg may have a leg up because they can play both center and guard. However, Allegretti took snaps at center during Washington's minicamp. If he is deemed the best option in the event of an injury to Biadasz, it could open the door for Chris Paul, should the former seventh-rounder demonstrate he is the best reserve guard on the roster.

What further complicates this equation is the belief amongst many that Adam Peters is still looking for a left tackle. There were reports after rookie camp that Coleman was struggling. This fueled speculation that a veteran like David Bakhtiari could be on the radar.

Coleman should be just fine. Unlike the tackle taken in last year’s draft, Braeden Daniels, there is little doubt about his physical ability to handle the position. He just may need more time to develop into a professional-caliber edge presence. Lucas is a reliable fallback, but it is intriguing to note that the team still lists him as second team, with no one named as the starter.

The player this most affects is Trent Scott. He has a chance to stick around, especially if Coleman needs more time to grow into the position. Legitimate professional tackles are hard to come by and he is just that.

Scott may be limited, but he can provide adequate depth. If the Commanders do bring in Bakhtiari, or another veteran, it’s hard to see him making the roster. If they do not make that move, he could grab the final spot.

Final roster (9): Tyler Biadasz, Sam Cosmi, Nick Allegretti, Andrew Wylie, Cornelius Lucas, Brandon Coleman, Michael Deiter, Ricky Stromberg, Trent Scott