Oct 12, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown with teammate Andre Roberts against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Redskins 30-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
What will the Redskins do at Wide Receiver?
Even with the strength of the Redskins WR position, it is sorely in need of an infusion of youth. The salary cap hit of the top 3 WRs, Desean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Andre Roberts will be a combined $22.5 million in 2015 and jumps almost $2 million more in 2016.
The salary cap hit of the top 3 WRs…will be…$22.5 million in 2015 and…$2million more in 2016
I would expect the Redskins to attempt to bring that number down either by re-structuring contracts or cutting 2 of the players outright before the 2016 season. Ryan Grant is the only other WR under contract for 2016 that has played a regular season game.
There is a lot of talent at WR throughout all rounds of the draft but McCloughan is not likely to draft one in the 1st round unless he is able to add extra picks by trading their 5th pick in the first. The 2nd through 5th rounds are more likely spots that the Redskins would add a WR.
The Redskins desperately need to find a TE who can block as all 3 of their TEs were poor in that area. If that TE can also provide a large red-zone presence, it could help them convert a higher percentage of their possessions into TDs. The draft will have a few options available in the mid to late rounds at TE
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