Redskins: Studs and duds from the team’s Week 6 win over Dolphins
Stud: WR Terry McLaurin
Terry McLaurin has been the best rookie on the Redskins by a wide margin this year. And on Sunday, he continued to widen the gap between him and the next best.
McLaurin made four catches against the Dolphins that went for 100 yards and two scores. At times, he was the singlehanded force propping up the team’s passing game. No other receiver could consistently generate separation despite the Dolphins’ weak secondary.
I discussed McLaurin’s performance in my immediate takeaways from the game and wrote about how his route-running was one of his particular strong suits.
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"Against Miami, McLaurin was terrific. His first two catches went for touchdowns, and he was able to get wide open on the plays by running some beautiful routes. His speed is nice too, but the nuanced route-running was particularly impressive. The first touchdown, in particular, showed his ability to trick defenders with his routes. He made it look like he was running one way, broke back the other and ended up getting wide open. He was able to get under it perfectly and made a nice catch while coming to the ground."
McLaurin will continue to be a stud week in and week out as he has been for the whole season. He is the biggest bright spot for the Redskins so far this season and even if this season is mostly a lost cause, McLaurin’s emergence is a big silver lining.