2014 Redskins offseason Punch list - Running backs

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2.  Develop a home run threat - The Redskins added a home run threat at the wide receiver position in DeSean Jackson, and they could also use one in the running game.  Although pro bowler Alfred Morris led the league in runs over 20 yards, his longest run of the season was only 45 yards.

Morris isn’t a burner, but with what he brings to the table, the Redskins don’t really need him to be.  But they do need to add a dimension to the offense they haven’t had in a while.  Backup Roy Helu, Jr. has good speed, but he hasn’t been the break away threat the Redskins had hoped for either.

They have drafted rookie Lache Seastrunk, and he showed the ability in college to be a home run threat, but will that translate to the NFL?  And second year back Chris Thompson has those abilities as well.  The Redskins will need one of them to step into this role, to get even more out of an already good running game.


Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (25).  Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

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