Five Redskins who received votes of confidence in 2020 NFL Draft
By Ian Cummings
No. 3 – Redskins CB Fabian Moreau
Cornerback is the only position on this list at which the Redskins didn’t add a single new player, through the 2020 NFL Draft or undrafted free agency. The Redskins had a chance to capitalize on a strong 2020 cornerback class, and yet, they chose to come away empty-handed.
With 2020 being a rebuilding year, the Redskins were never going to fill every need in the draft, and judging by the coaches’ actions after their audit of the 2019 Redskins roster, they’re actually not too disappointed with the tools they have in place. Ron Rivera signed Kendall Fuller and Ronald Darby in free agency to compete for starting spots, and Fabian Moreau, the lone remaining starter, must have earned his place with the flashes on tape.
There’s a lot of raw athleticism in the Redskins’ cornerback group, and Moreau is one of the best of the bunch in that regard. He has a very strong athletic profile, with a 6-foot-0, 204-pound frame, 4.35 speed, a 38-inch vertical, and a broad jump comfortably over 11 feet.
Moreau came into the NFL with a ton of potential, but three years in, he has yet to prove himself as a consistent starter. That said, coaching has not been a positive influence for Moreau thus far, and perhaps Rivera saw that, and chose to give Moreau one last chance to establish himself on the boundary, ahead of a contract year. Moreau’s flashes are impressive, and he clearly has the traits to be a productive starter. By not drafting a cornerback, the Redskins confirmed that they’re giving Moreau a chance to reach his potential, after his development was stunted.