Scenarios for every Washington Commanders offensive lineman in 2023

Major improvements are needed across the Commanders offensive line in 2023.

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Charles Leno Jr. - Commanders OT

BEST: Starts at left tackle all 17 games. Wiins the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

WORST: Leno's age - he turns 32 years old this season - begins catching up and he suffers some nagging injuries which lead to diminished production. It reaches the point where the Washington Commanders begin auditions for his replacement from the likes of Braeden Daniels and one or two undrafted free agents.

REALISTIC: Leno remains a dependable starter but production dips to the tune of a combined 15 penalties and sacks allowed.  And no Walter Payton award.

Cornelius Lucas - Commanders OT

BEST: See Tyler Larsen.

WORST: With a new offensive coordinator and a new offensive line coach, it is not entirely clear what Washington will value in a tackle. Lucas has a limited skill set, but he remains a pretty good pass-protector who can line up on either side.

However, Lucas doesn’t move well, and he may not find a place on this roster if that is a requirement under the new offensive regime.

REALISTIC: Lucas sticks around one more year as a swing tackle while the team assesses its younger options for the future.