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5 Positions for the commanders offseason shopping list (other than QB)

The Washington Commanders 2022 campaign was a difficult one to judge. On one hand they overachieved due to playing most of the year with a backup QB. On the other hand they under achieved after having invested so much money & so many picks in the QB position last offseason.

Nonetheless, it's time to turn the page and figure out how the team is going to move forward into the 2023 seasons. The Commanders over achieved at a number of positions but there are several where they could tolerate some new blood. Here's 5 upgrades for the upcoming season.

5. Third corner for the secondary

Why: BSJ was great when heathy but for the second consecutive year he missed extended time. Fuller was also very good but after those two, the Commanders were forced to start Wildgoose. Improving depth here is a must!

Who: Jaylon Jones  Texas A& M.

Jones is big, physical and would suit the Commander's zone defense well. His ball skills would help with the lack of turnovers and his run support would help on the edge.He's a lock for the first round so the Commanders need to be ready to jump at 16.

4. Blocking Tight End

Why: To put it politely, the TE room was not very effective in setting the edge in the run game when they were called on to do so. The Commanders want to be a run first team and that cannot happen without the involvement of blocking Tight Ends.

Who: Zach Gentry (Steelers UFA)

Gentry improved his blocking rating with every snap. He is still up and coming so he wouldn't cost a ton. He's got Big 10 pedigree and isn't afraid to mix it up.

3. Center

Why: The Commandes pushing and running game suffered tremendously due to injuries at the center position. The A Gap was turnstile all year and desperately needs to be sured up.

Who: Ethan Pocic ( Browns UFA)

Pocic is an ascending player who can take it to the next level with the right coaching. He played better as the season went on and is accustomed to defenses with strong pass rush.

2. Coverage LB

Why: Washington likes to put its LBs at slot corner and sometimes outside corner. That role is usually filled by an improving Jamin Davis. However, the Commanders still need more help in coverage underneath. Let's not forget Cole Holcomb is set to hit the market.

Who: Tremaine Edmunds - (Buffalo UFA)

Edmunds isn't a one trick pony LB. He can cover, rush the passer and bring the lumber in run support. He's going to cost you but this would be an investment that was well worth it.

  1. A home run threat running back.

Why: Brian Robinson showed that he could be a physical presence out of the backfield. Jonathan Williams repeatedly displayed his force and toughness when he got in the game. Gibson was our best lateral runner but the one thing the backfield was missing was someone who could flip the field in the blink of an eye.

Who: Keaton Mitchell (ECU)

Mitchell is all gas and no brakes. He's a phenomenal pass catcher and can take a handoff to the house in a hurry. His shiftiness would be a welcome addition to the Commanders backfield.

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