Re-grading the Washington Redskins 2011 NFL Draft class
Mike Shanahan had an uncanny ability to find running backs in the later rounds and turn them into stars for a year or two. Evan Royster of Penn State figured to be the latest back to fill that role, but it simply didn’t happen.
Royster started 2011 on the practice squad, but did make his way to the roster and had a decent first season. After 2012, he faded away quickly and spent one extra uneventful year with the Falcons.
The Redskins owned the draft choice immediately after the Royster selection and added SMU wide receiver Aldrick Robinson. He spent most of 2011 on the practice squad and saw some action in 2012 and 2013.
Robinson’s time with the Redskins was forgettable and he didn’t help matters by scoffing at special teams duties. Robinson has bounced around the league since 2015 with five different teams and his level of play has been uninspiring to say the least.