Kicker: Dustin Hopkins
Punters: Tress Way, Sam Irwin-Hill
Long Snapper: Nick Sundberg
I’m not going to spend too much time on this because at this point, it’s fairly self-explanatory.
Nick Sundberg is the long snapper. He’s signed until 2020. The Washington Redskin like him, and he likes his gig right now. Moving on.
Dustin Hopkins has had his inconsistencies over his time with the Washington Redskins, but he’s also been fairly reliable, and in a league where reliable kickers aren’t as common, that carries value in itself.
Earlier this offseason, Hopkins signed a three-year extension with the burgundy and gold. He’s not going anywhere. And if they draft a kicker as competition for the veteran, then they’re waisting both draft capital and money.
At punter, the Washington Redskins have Tress Way, who is under contract until 2020 as well. He’s proficient, and he does what’s asked of him, but nevertheless, the team did sign Australian punter Sam Irwin-Hill as competition for the veteran. Way is expected to emerge victorious in that training camp battle. But Irwin-Hill provides an opportunity at locking down a punter for a cheaper contract and that is notable. As for the draft, there is no need to add to this unit and waste a late-round pick that could better be spent on much-needed depth.
Draft Need: None
Appropriate Rounds: None
To recap, the Washington Redskins have several positions at which the need is dire. Those positions include running back, offensive interior, and cornerback. The positions next on the list, in terms of need, include offensive tackle, and defensive line, including both defensive interior and edge rushers. The Washington Redskins should avoid picking a quarterback or a special teams player, but anything else is on the table from Round 1 to Round 7. The NFL Draft is just days away. Stick with us here at Riggo’s Rag, in the meantime.