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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Kyric McGowan - Commanders WR

  • Height: 5-foot-11

Kyric McGowan was the only new undrafted free-agent receiver to make the Washington Commanders last year. He was on the practice squad for most of the season. When he did play, it was almost exclusively on special teams.

BEST: McGowan’s only path to the roster is as a kick returner and special teams ace. He has an outside chance, but he would have to climb over several more likely options. Being the team’s primary returner is his best-case scenario.

WORST: No roster. No practice squad.

REALISTIC: Washington has brought in a lot of talented receivers this off-season. I don’t see McGowan beating out enough of them to stick around, but he impressed coaches and maybe he could do it again and hang on the practice squad. Unfortunately, I suspect he’ll lose out in the numbers game.

Dax Milne - Commanders WR

  • Height: 6-foot-0

Dax Milne turned a few heads when he beat out Steven Sims and Isaiah Wright for a roster spot in 2021. It wasn’t a shock, since he was a seventh-round draft pick, whereas Sims and Wright were undrafted. But though he has been a steadier punt returner than the aforementioned duo, he has shown very little as a receiver or as a returner to argue his case.

BEST: Milne retains his punt return job and improves his average to eight yards per return. He develops as a serviceable slot receiver and hauls in 20 balls playing mostly in a relief role.

WORST: He loses his punt return job to someone like Kazmeir Allen. And then ends up losing a battle with a couple of the new receivers for a spot on the practice squad.

REALISTIC: I think Milne’s Sundays in D.C. are over. He certainly has a chance at sticking around on the practice squad.