4. Washington Commanders
The Commanders finished last in the division in 2022 and have had a forgettable offseason so far. Arguably their biggest move was locking up defensive tackle Daron Payne to a four-year, $90 million contract. The team did invest in their line in free agency and the draft.
The Commanders signed tackle Andrew Wylie, formerly with the Kansas City Chiefs, Nick Gates from the Giants and Trent Scott from the Carolina Panthers. They also drafted Ricky Stromberg out of Arkansas (third round) and Braeden Daniels (fourth round) out of Utah. All are expected to either become new starters or compete for a starting job.
Right now, the projected depth chart appears to be Charles Leno Jr. at left tackle, Chris Paul at left guard, Nick Gates at center, Sam Cosmi at right guard and Andrew Wylie at right tackle. For a unit expected to protect Sam Howell and create rushing lanes for Antonio Gibson and Brian Robinson, they have their work cut out for them.
Washington's investment on their offensive line both in free agency and the draft was much needed, but how well this group will gel remains to be seen.
Out of the division, this unit has to most questions due to the amount of turnover from 2022 and how poor they performed last season. The Commanders are in a rebuilding mode centered around Howell at quarterback with a young receiving group led by Terry McLaurin and a defense with arguably the best front four in football.
The offensive line does not jump out, landing them at the bottom of the rankings.