Scenarios for every Washington Commanders offensive lineman in 2023

Major improvements are needed across the Commanders offensive line in 2023.
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Andrew Wylie - Commanders OT

Andrew Wylie is a grinder. After going undrafted in 2017, he shuttled through three teams before landing with the Kansas City Chiefs. In six seasons there, he was part of two Super Bowl winners, starting at right tackle for last year’s champions.

BEST: Wylie starts at right tackle all 17 games. Pro Football Focus rating of 65.

WORST: Wylie starts at right tackle all 17 games. PFF rating of 60.

REALISTIC: Wylie starts at right tackle all 17 games. PFF rating of 62.5.

Commanders OL - The rest

The Washington Commanders currently have six other linemen in camp. Other than veteran tackle Trent Scott, they have almost no NFL experience.

Scott probably becomes the emergency fill-in if the team suffers multiple injuries at tackle. Even though they would try college tackles Saahdiq Charles and Sam Cosmi first.

Among the others, UDFA Mason Brooks has won some fans this off-season. He has the versatility to line up inside or outside, though I suspect he is destined to be a guard. He may see some call-up time on a couple of Sundays.

I think Washington likes Nolan Laufenberg at guard and veteran Jaryd Jones-Smith at tackle as practice squad stashes. They most likely don’t get elevated to the roster unless there are multiple injuries across the line.

And finally, the Commanders aren’t done. They will almost certainly continue tinkering by adding another player or two before the start of the season.

They will lose players to injuries, and other teams will release intriguing prospects. None are likely to move the needle in any significant way. 

There are still unsigned players who will draw interest – guard Dalton Risner is the most attractive name, but he is unlikely to come here. So it remains a work in progress.

Realistically, I expect to see improvement, especially from some of the recent draft picks, though, at least in 2023, Washington will have the weakest offensive line in the NFC East.