Redskins: 3 offensive Pro Bowl candidates this season
No. 2 – WR Terry McLaurin
Being a third-round pick, nobody expected Terry McLaurin to do much last season. However, McLaurin quickly took over the WR1 position in Washington and was one of the lone bright spots in a futile Redskins passing attack last season.
Last season, the Redskins offense finished dead last with 2,812 passing yards. Of the 2,812 passing yards gained, McLaurin accounted for 919 of those yards, which comes out to 32.7% of the teams passing output. This is an obvious sign McLaurin was a key piece of the offense last season and should continue to be next season.
McLaurin was also one of the top rookie receivers when looking at key stats for the position. McLaurin finished second in receiving yards and third in receiving touchdowns among all rookies, while only playing 14 games. According to PFF, McLaurin posted an 85.7 overall grade, which is the highest rookie grade since 2014, and the second highest of the decade, only to Odell Beckham.
This upcoming season should be a big one for Terry McLaurin and the whole Redskins receiving group. If Dwayne Haskins is able to take the next step forward under new head coach Ron Rivera McLaurin will benefit greatly. 1,000-plus receiving yards and at least five touchdowns should be the floor for McLaurin this season, setting him up nicely for a Pro Bowl appearance at the end of the year.