The Washington Redskins looked to the recent NFL Draft and to improve the talent level and speed of their running back stable. Here is a look at the projected Depth Chart of the running back position, post NFL Draft.
- Alfred Morris – Morris developed into one of the best runners in the league, and one of the hardest to bring down. He fit perfectly into Mike Shanahan’s offense, but can the same be said for Jay Gruden’s But surely a runner like Morris will have a big part in the offense.
- Roy Helu Jr. – Helu was a good backup for Alfred Morris, and was a good receiver out of the backfield. But he should expect to be pushed hard for his backup spot by rookie Seastrunk.
Lache Seastrunk (rookie) – Seastrunk brings an explosiveness to the table that the other running backs on the team don’t have. He’s a touchdown waiting to happen, and would make a nice change of pace back to Alfred Morris. However, questions remain as to how good of a receiver he can be out of the backfield, and how quickly he can adapt from a spread to a pro-style offense.
- Evan Royster – Royster has been steady when he’s gotten the opportunity to carry the football. But he will need to have a big training camp in order to stay in the mix.
- Chris Thompson – Thompson has the ability to be a good change of pace back as well, and has good hands. However, he had trouble staying healthy last season, and will have to prove that he can this year.
- Darrell Young – Young is firmly entrenched as the starting fullback, and proved himself in short yardage and goal line situations last season. And the running game took a hit when Young was out injured and his lead blocking wasn’t available.
- Tight ends – Jay Gruden will more than likely use his tight ends in an H-back role, to spell Young, and if he should get injured.