Three Redskins to be excited about watching in the second half of the season

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GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 09: Defensive tackle Matthew Ioannidis #98 of the Washington Redskins celebrates with linebacker Mason Foster #54 after a turnover during the final moments of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Redskins defeated the Cardinals 24-6. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Washington Redskins aren’t playing for a playoff spot. But there are still players to be excited about in the second half of the season.

The Redskins are currently holding onto the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. So, that tells you just about everything you need to know about the team for the rest of 2019.

At 1-8, the Redskins’ season is effectively over. While it is still mathematically possible that they could make the playoffs, everyone knows that is not their reality. They’re going to have a top-10 pick and the rest of this season (technically not the “second half”, but it’s close enough) is going to be about evaluating their squad.

The Redskins haven’t won much this year, but it’s not for a complete lack of talent. Their coaching has been abysmal and they have had trouble on both sides of the ball. But, they still have some exciting players on both sides of the ball and watching some of them compete and develop should be exciting.

There are plenty of players to keep an eye on moving forward. But these three players deserve to be watched because of their intriguing storylines and in the case of the first player listed, his understated-but-very-good performance to start the 2019 campaign.

Honorable Mentions: WR Terry McLaurin, EDGE Montez Sweat

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