Redskins: Five young players who’ve been making waves in minicamp
By Ian Cummings
No. 3 – Redskins WR Cam Sims
The Redskins receiving core has been a topic of intrigue over the course of the offseason, as many view the position group as, at the very least, unproven.
However, there is definite potential there, and that potential has been embodied in minicamp by several players, from Trey Quinn to Terry McLaurin, and from Kelvin Harmon to Cam Sims.
The rookies have both flashed, but Cam Sims’ name has been dropped the most out of the Redskins wide receiver group. Sims has been working with the first and second teams, and he’s been the recipient of a few big plays in practice. At 6-foot-5, 214, Sims’ size is unique, and he moves fairly well for those measurables. Rhiannon Walker referenced an “extra gear” that Sims showed off in team drills.
At Alabama, players can sometimes be buried under the influx of talent. It’s what happened to the Buffalo Bills’ young deep threat, Robert Foster, and it’s what could have happened to Sims, who was a Top 100-ranked national recruit out of high school. Sims quickly separated himself last offseason; in the words of Doug Williams, Sims “threw a hand grenade” into the 2018 receiver competition. Now, in 2019, he looks to pick up where he left off, and carve out a more permanent role with the Redskins offense. If minicamp is any indication, he’s on his way.