Scenarios for every Washington Commanders wide receiver in 2023

The Washington Commandes will be counting heavily on their wideout room in 2023.

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What scenarios could come to fruition for the Washington Commanders' talented group of wide receivers during the upcoming 2023 campaign?

The Washington Commanders' top three wide receivers from 2022 – Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, and Curtis Samuel – all return this season. They are the only certainties at the position with less than a month to go before the season begins.

Behind them, three receivers from last year’s squad – Dyami Brown, Dax Milne, and Kyric McGowan – are competing with seven newcomers to fill out the rest of the roster. The Commanders are likely to keep six or seven receivers on their final roster.

Let’s take a quick look at the players most likely to make the team and offer up some scenarios for each. And just to mix things up today, let’s do it in order of height.

Kazmeir Allen - Commanders WR/KR

  • Height: 5-foot-8

Kazmeir Allen is the Washington Commanders' smallest, quickest receiver. The undrafted free agent from UCLA stands his best chance of making the team as a kick returner.

Several of the bubble receivers are in that boat, so he is probably in direct competition with Dax Milne and Kyric McGowan. If Allen sticks, he might find his way onto the field running special gadget plays the way former Kansas City Chiefs receiver De’Anthony Robinson once did.

BEST-CASE: Allen makes the roster as Washington's primary punt returner. Averages 10 yards per return with no fumbles and gets at least one splash play on offense, either running or receiving.

WORST-CASE: Washington goes in a different direction on returns and there is no spot for Allen. He probably still sticks on the Commanders' practice squad, but that is not a sure thing.

REALISTIC-CASE: I think Allen does make the team with a punt return average of more like eight yards per return. Doesn’t see the field on offense unless there are simultaneous injuries to both Jahan Dotson and Curtis Samuel.