Redskins Deep Dive: An in-depth evaluation of the wide recievers

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LANDOVER, MD – SEPTEMBER 15: A Washington Redskins helmet on the sidelines during the first half of the game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on September 15, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

This week’s deep dive takes a closer look at the weapons Dwayne Haskins has to work with and brings you analysis for everything you need to know about the Redskins 2020 receiver corps.

Our second trip in the “Deep Dive” series broke down every single thing to know about the Washington Redskins‘ backfield. If you missed last week’s piece, you can check it out here.

This week, we move to the outside. Because after all, if you aren’t running the football, you’re passing it, right? The last time I checked, quarterbacks don’t throw to themselves, which is where our next candidate steps up to bat. The wide receiver is vital to any functioning offense. Similarly to the running back position, the receiver comes in all shapes and sizes. There is no “one size fits all” order that one falls into. The uniqueness and diversity of a deep receiver group can completely shift the entire style of an offense.

But while no receiver is exactly the same, all elite receivers in the NFL share some common foundational traits.

So, let’s go for a dive. We will start with an overview, and work our way into the Redskins depth chart to project the 2020 starters. We will look at what makes elite receivers, and find where the burgundy and gold stand with such a young roster. Will they improve or take a step back from last year as a group? Let’s take a look.

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