Ranking every Commanders position group before the 2024 NFL Draft

Some positions look stronger than others.

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7. Commanders WRs

This position would be even lower if not for the presence of Terry McLaurin. The Washington Commanders have 10 wide receivers currently on the roster, but none of them can be counted on to be productive starters besides the former third-round pick out of Ohio State.

Washington simply cannot run a dynamic offense if it is forced to rely on veterans like Jamison Crowder and Olamide Zaccheaus to play major roles. Both are good third or fourth options running out of the slot. But the Commanders need to find other players to stretch the field.

Right now, they don’t seem to have one. The Commanders will be looking long and hard at pass catchers from the second round on in this year’s draft.

6. Commanders OL

Along with linebacker, this was the weakest position group in 2023. Adam Peters has begun his rebuild in free agency, adding a new starting center in Tyler Biadasz and a potential starting left guard in Nick Allegretti.

Biadasz constitutes a major upgrade on Nick Gates. Allegretti should be a steadier player than anyone who manned left guard last year. Thus, the middle of the line should be more solid.

On the outside, there is trouble.

Andrew Wylie is an average right tackle, and there is no left tackle as of now. Veteran Cornelius Lucas can certainly play there and provide adequate pass protection, but he has never been mobile. Now well into his 30s, that will not improve.

Along with Trent Scott, the Commanders have experienced backups on the outside. They desperately need to find a young stud to lock down the left tackle spot during the draft.