Predicting the stats of every Redskins draft pick ahead of the 2019 NFL season
OL Wes Martin
Martin has the potential to get significant playing time in his rookie season with his main competition in the preseason being former New York Giants bust Ereck Flowers. Flowers is transitioning to guard after failing miserably at tackle with the Giants, but the big offensive lineman has come on strong through just a couple of preseason games. The battle of Martin and Flowers will come down to the wire, but Martin should see playing time nonetheless. I will predict that he will be named the Week 1 starter over Flowers.
Prediction: 16 games played, 16 starts
OL Ross Pierschbacher
The former University of Alabama player should make the roster in the 2019 season as a swing center/guard, taking the place of Tony Bergstrom who was signed by the Redskins in October of 2017. There is potential for Pierschbacher to get significant playing time if current center Chase Roullier were to be injured, but Roullier has been able to remain healthy during his time with the team, unlike his fellow linemen. He may also be asked to play special teams as well.
Prediction: 10 games played
RB Bryce Love
The talented running back is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in Stanford’s season finale against the University of California. While he is most likely the future third-down running back for the Redskins with current running back Chris Thompson entering free agency after the 2019 season, I project the Redskins to do the right thing and redshirt Love in his rookie campaign.
With Thompson, Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice, and Samaje Perine, Love would face an uphill battle for playing time if brought on to the active roster from the NFI list. Whenever he is given a chance to play for the Redskins, expect big things when he fully recovers from his injury. He finished his career at Stanford with 32 total touchdowns from scrimmage.
Prediction: IR Stash