Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88). Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

The Redskins receiving unit will be its deepest in years


The Washington Redskins were extremely thin a wide receiver in 2013.  Pierre Garcon emerged as a number one receiver due a record-breaking campaign, notching 113 reception for 1,346 yards.  But the next closest wide receiver to Garcon in catches was Sanatana Moss with 42.  Hoever, this season the Redskins have made a concerted effort to upgrade the receiving unit.

First they signed free agent Andre Roberts from Arizona to be at the time the number two receiver.  But that was before the Philadelphia Eagles cut their top receiver DeSean Jackson.  The Redskins aggressively moved to get the first free agent visit with Jackson and were able to sign him before he visited another team.

They also re-signed veteran Moss, and still have Aldrick Robinson, and Leonard Hankerson returning as well.  And to ensure even more depth, the Redskins have drafted Ryan Grant from Tulane, and they have also signed four undrafted free agents at the position in, Lee Doss, Kofi Hughes, Cody Hoffman, and Rashad Lawrence.

Grant looks like a decent prospect, but I actually think Hughes and Hoffman might be even better prospects than Grant.  We’ll see.  Doss and Lawrence might surprise as well, and will have a shot at the Redskins practice squad.  But at least one or more of the rookies will certainly push Robinson, Hankerson, and Moss for the final receivers spot on the roster.

The Redskins have deep threats, possession receivers, run after catch receivers, you name it they have it.  Well, except for big receivers.  But one of the rookies like Hoffman could fill that role.  But wide receiver was a definite weak spot for the Redskins last season.  However, in 2014 wide receiver is looking like it’s going to be one of the team’s strengths.

 

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