Redskins: Three offensive players primed for a breakout season in 2020
No. 1 – Redskins WR Steven Sims Jr.
Last season, Steven Sims Jr. was an undrafted rookie who signed with the Washington Redskins with hopes to compete for the starting slot wide receiver role. During preseason, he was in a tight battle with another undrafted wide receiver from the year before in Cam Sims. Steven Sims Jr. used his versatility and showed the coaches that he was not only a good receiver, but could also be an asset on special teams returning punts and kickoffs.
Sims ended his 2019 season with 310 receiving yards, 85 rushing yards, and four touchdowns. While these numbers may not be amazing when first looking at them, Sims was not a starting receiver all season, and really starting growing in the last four games of the season. Of his 310 receiving yards on the season, 230 of those yards came in those games, as well as three of his four touchdowns. While Sims did have six drops on the year, experience with quarterback Dwayne Haskins and another offseason working with the first team will help him improve his catching.
Looking ahead to the 2020 season, Steven Sims is on track to be the starting slot wide receiver for Scott Turner’s offense. If the Redskins can fix their offensive line and develop Dwayne Haskins in his sophomore season, Steven Sims is a prime candidate for a breakout season next year.