Commanders draft Javon Foster
- Offensive Tackle | Missouri Tigers
- Round 6 | No. 180 overall
As previously mentioned, the Washington Commanders offensive line needs a complete makeover this offseason. Spending in free agency to solidify a couple of starting positions would be wise. Considering the draft assets at Adam Peters' disposal, double-dipping from a deep draft class could also reap short and long-term rewards if the right prospects are acquired.
Andrew Wylie and Charles Leno Jr. underwhelmed as Washington's starting tackle tandem in 2023. It makes sense to keep one around, but neither can be considered a prominent feature for future prosperity based on their production during the recently concluded campaign.
Again, this could be addressed much sooner. If the Commanders decide to wait a little longer for edge protection assistance, Javon Foster is a potential Day 3 selection that has starting-caliber credentials if a few kinks are worked out.
Foster is a physical mauler in the run game. His tape is full of flashes where he overpowers opposing defenders. He's been steadily improving his technical prowess in pass protection. It's not perfect, but there is a willingness to learn and be coached up throughout his time at Missouri.
The player needs to improve his footwork once he starts coming up against more explosive edge rushers at the next level. Aside from that, there is a lot to like.