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Dwayne Haskins Redskins Jersey , if at all, did the Redskins get offensively this offseason?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Looks Like Someone Has A Sixpack Of The MondaysDaily SlopRedskins RecapsEDTShareTweetShareShareRedskins Offseason Grades - Did Washington do enough to upgrade their offense? Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsAs the Redskins rookie minicamp approaches, the coaching staff roster evaluation of 2019 commences. The months of March (Free Agency) and April (NFL Draft) are where NFL teams address their needs and envision the new makeup of their team. For the Redskins, along with the rest of the NFL, the months of May and June are for organized team activities and minicamps. The coaching staff will get early looks to see precisely where they are with some of their younger players, and what they will need to address by the time training camp arrives. So for Washington, it begs the question - As we head into May and June, have the Redskins done enough to upgrade their offense? Offensive Concerns/Needs for Washington heading into the off-season:Quarterback: The Redskins were left in a crisis, both from the injury and financial aspects, at this position. Alex Smith signed a contract extension in early 2018 which was a huge reason for the trade being executed without issues. Unfortunately for Alex, he suffered a career-threatening injury towards the end of the season that has dramatically impacted the possibilities of him returning for 2019 or even beyond. Not only did Alex Smith get injured, but Colt McCoy also suffered a broken bone in his leg that has threatened his chances of being ready for the start of 2019 training camp. How did Washington address that? The Redskins traded for Case Keenum, restructured his contract, and drafted Ohio State’s quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the first round. Two reasonable moves, one being to bring in a veteran presence who can come in and be a serviceable quarterback at the very least, while the other is a move for the future of this franchise, adding a quarterback who can be built around to maximize his production. Running Back: Following the 2018 season, the only two running backs on this roster who were clear cut final-53 players were Derruis Guice and Chris Thompson. The Redskins and Adrian Peterson came to terms, while also re-signing Byron Marshall. The lingering issue here - injuries have been a factor to the production out of this position group. The re-signing of Peterson and Marshall was good, but the staff felt the need to continue addressing the position, which made sense. The Redskins took a chance on Stanford’s star running back Bryce Love in the fourth round of the NFL draft. He is coming off a torn ACL injury, which begs the question of whether they upgraded the position by bringing in an injured player to fill out a depth chart with Guice and Thompson, both of whom have injury histories? It is a play for the future that the Redskins are primarily banking on with Love.Wide Receiver: The Redskins had one of the three worst receiver groups in the NFL last year in terms of production. There was no question that the Redskins needed a boost at this position group; 2016 first-round draft pick Josh Doctson has not lived up to expectations, and with the departure of Jamison Crowder, it leaves Paul Richardson (also with an injury history) as the only receiver on the roster with any significant NFL experience. The Redskins are relying on younger players like Trey Quinn, Robert Davis, Cam Sims, Jehu Chesson, and Darvin Kidsy to make significant leaps this offseason and preseason. Cam Sims and Trey Quinn will likely get the most opportunities out of the group, but be open to the possibility of others making a case for themselves. However the Redskins did not stop there; they addressed the receiver position by drafting two more young players with hopes of filling out their roster even more. The Redskins drafted Ohio State’s Terry Mclaurin in the third round. Terry provides Washington with some versatility; he is an adequate pass-catcher and can be a factor in the run game. Also Terry McLaurin Jersey , like Trey Quinn, McLaurin can be a presence on special teams coverage units. All of the NFL desires his speed; however, he has to improve in the nuances of being a receiver before being considered anything more than a compliment to an offense. The Redskins also drafted Kelvin Harmon in the sixth round out of North Carolina State.In the group of young wideouts, Harmon is the one who is closest to having number one potential as a wide receiver for the Redskins, which was the most significant thing lacking from this position group for Jay Gruden last season. Tight End: The Redskins brought back Jeremy Sprinkle, Vernon Davis, and Jordan Reed at this position group, also bringing back the same issues they’ve had at the position for the previous two years. There is no room for versatility, and the position group is pretty predictable overall. Jay Gruden himself stated the need for a versatile tight end — one who can block as well as be an adequate pass-catcher. Washington did not address that need at all. It is not the end of the world; you cannot address everything in one off-season. Still, the issues at this position will continue to linger and affect the run game in a significant way. Interior Offensive Line (IOL): The Redskins attacked this position in one of the better ways possible; that is, through the NFL draft. With years of dealing with ineffectiveness at the left guard position, in addition to a plethora of injuries, Washington sought to draft versatile linemen, capable of playing multiple positions on the offensive line. Ereck Flowers was signed in the off-season with the hopes that Bill Callahan’s tutelage would provide a stress-free transition from tackle to guard. Thoughts on Flowers are the following - Good luck. However, the Redskins still recognized the need at the guard position and addressed it very well, at least from a draft perspective,where they invested picks in Wes Martin andRoss Pierschbacher. Off-season Grade: B-The Redskins, overall, addressed all but one position group that needed addressing. The quarterback acquisitions were outstanding and include a plan for the future with Dwayne Haskins. The IOL has increased depth and competent candidates who are, at the moment, unproven, but seemingly serviceable. This is the same for the receiver acquisitions.With the uncertainty of maybe not having a number one receiver on the roster, someone will need to step up in that position group. Lastly, the running back position is solidified for the 2019 season, but groundwork has also been laid for the future that will be obvious when Love is ready to take the field. The Redskins did good things in the offseason, but not great. A look at a potential Redskins mock draft for Day 2 of the NFL Draft"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Looks Like Someone Has A Sixpack Of The MondaysDaily SlopRedskins RecapsEDTShareTweetShareShareRedskins Mock Draft Day 2 and 3 ScenarioBrett Davis-USA TODAY SportsUsing On the Clock Draft Simulator Live (which is updated with every trade and pick) I decided to do a Redskins scenario for how the rest of their draft could play out. I wasn’t really considering a trade up into the 2nd round because it would cost at least both 3rd round picks if not more. In fact I made a small trade back in the 3rd to pick up an extra pick. Outside of that the mentality was to hit on the team needs and fill out the roster.As always you can follow along here: QB DWAYNE HASKINS, OHIO STATE26: EDGE MONTEZ SWEAT, MISSISSIPPI STATE-Not doing write-ups on the first two picks since they are locked in. I will just say that the Redskins hit a homerun with both picks. Fantastic move by the team.85: WR RILEY RIDLEY, GEORGIA-Ridley is a very safe receiver prospect who has a skill set similar to Pierre Garcon. He’s a sure handed chain mover, who is impressive in his body positioning and catching the football. He won’t threaten teams deep or break corners ankles on shorter routes Wes Martin Jersey , but he offers a high floor and the ability to contribute as a rookie. He definitely doesn’t have the highest upside of the group of options left on the board, but he’s probably the safest. 96: G MICHAEL JORDAN, OHIO STATE-Jordan is a guy I’ve mentioned before at this spot and he makes a ton of sense for the Redskins. Not only is he a familiar face to your new quarterback, but he’s a versatile interior lineman who should push for the starting LG job as a rookie. He reminds me of Mason Cole a year ago who got drafted late 3rd round and became a solid starter as a rookie.127: CB KENDALL SHEFFIELD, OHIO STATE-Sheffield is a steal at this spot for me. Yes he is coming off an injury at the Combine, but his speed and athletic ability are real weapons. He needs to develop as a cover guy, but the Redskins can be a little patient with him this season. He could challenge for the 4th corner role this season, and if he develops he could be a starter come 2020.153: S SHELDRICK REDWINE, MIAMI (FL)-Redwine is a converted corner with good size and impressive athleticism. He’s not as sticky as you’d like him to be in man coverage and he relies too much on his make-up speed in zone, but generally he has solid coverage/ball skills. He’s got the versatility to play either safety spot, but he’s probably not an early starter in his career. There is some potential and he can contribute on defense (as well as special teams) as a rookie. 173: LB BEN BURR-KIRVEN, WASHINGTON-Checks the boxes from an athletic, leadership, toughness and instinct stand point, but will get knocked due to his size and physicality. When you watch him he is flying around the field making plays, that gives you the impression that at a minimum he’s a core special teams player and solid back-up. His size limitations are a concern, but the Redskins don’t need him to become a starter.206: G PHIL HAYNES, WAKE FOREST-Big powerful guard who was a four year starter in college at both guard a tackle. Guard is his clear best position, but he has the size and skill set to back-up center and right tackle if need be. Plays with good hand usage and solid footwork that he could develop over time. Safe floor that he should be able to make the roster as a back-up OL. 227: WR GREG DORTCH, WAKE FOREST-Dortch is an undersized slot receiver with good quickness and speed. He was inconsistent at times in college, but he also flashed some big play ability. He’s also a capable return man and he could team with Trey Quinn to try to replace Crowder in the slot and on special teams. 253: DL RICKY WALKER, VIRGINIA TECH-Just looking for intriguing depth here. Walker is a local guy who fits the mold of a 1 gap 5 tech or 3 tech lineman. He lacks elite size or athletic ability, but he still consistently makes plays in the backfield. He maxes out as a rotational guy at the next level, but he could be the team’s 6th DL next year or spend a year on the practice squad. Overview:I like the idea of trading back from the first 3rd round pick if possible as the draft is deep enough at WR to get one later. That was the case in this simulation and picking up a mid-4th rounder is a nice value. I believe Ridley and Jordan can be starters as rookies and long term options at their respective positions. Both will give Haskins some talent to grow with him, and are very safe at their respective positions. Adding Haynes and Dortch late are solid depth picks who should both make the roster. Haynes has a little future potential, and Dortch gives them some insurance if Quinn falters or gets hurt. He could also be the teams top return man as well.Defensively Sheffield, Redwine and Burr-Kirven are all highly athletic talents who have the potential to grow into larger roles. As rookies I see all playing as key back-ups and special teamers, with Redwine potentially getting the biggest role since FS is the weakest position group. Sheffield has long term starting potential and is an interesting guy to groom going forward.What do you think? How do you hope tonight’s draft plays out?And don’t forget On the Clock Live will be updated throughout the night so you can keep testing scenarios as the draft is playing out.
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