2017 NFL Combine: 3 Wide Receivers For The Washington Redskins To Watch
1. JuJu Smith-Schuster
Heading into the 2016 college season, many evaluators expected JuJu Smith-Schuster to have a big season. After all, he was coming off of a sophomore season that saw him record 1,454 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 16.3 yards per catch. He looked like an explosive weapon that could be a potential No. 1 wide-out at the NFL level.
However, Smith-Schuster regressed a little bit despite having a superior quarterback, Sam Darnold, leading the team. He struggled in the opening game of the season against Alabama, though he did come on as the seasons went along. He has a nice frame at 6-foot-2, 220 pounds and that should allow him to operate as a physical receiver at the next level.
Still, there are some questions about the overall athleticism of Smith-Schuster. He appears to have some tools, but similar to former USC wide receiver Robert Woods, they may not translate as expected. I think that at his best, Smith-Schuster is an upper echelon No. 2 wide receiver. The Redskins could definitely use a player like him to add to their depth chart.
If Smith-Schuster is available in the second round, the team may pull the trigger on him. He could become the heir apparent to Garcon and would complement Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder very well.