Redskins Deep Dive: An in-depth evaluation of the wide recievers
Depth chart projection
Projecting the depth chart for the receivers is always incredibly tricky. Names rise and fall like the sun, so being that it is only June, I won’t take the blame for anything that is wrong, but I most certainly will soak up the credit for whatever I get right. With that out of the way, let’s get right to it.
Terry McLaurin is the No. 1 receiver on the roster, and his future goals should have the Redskins keeping him there for years to come. He has all the tools to be a dynamic threat all over the field, and his relationship with Dwayne Haskins in college is bound to produce fruitful results for the seasons ahead.
Kelvin Harmon will make the team, and I think he is set to have a productive year. He may not have the speed to work outside, but in twins and trips formations outside, as an inside, over-the-middle man, he plays every bit of his 221-pound frame. He is physical, strong, and has great hands. His production will really rely on what Antonio Gandy-Golden becomes, which brings me to the man himself.
Gandy-Golden makes the roster to fill roster spot No. 3. He is big and physical, and while the Redskins wished Josh Doctson was the guy, Antonio should provide them with the big red-zone target they have always wanted.
Steven Sims will stick inside to take over Trey Quinn’s slot role. He is shifty, he is an athletic freak, and he runs routes like a professional. He also provides a spark on special teams, and versatility is key to sticking around.
Cody Latimer is a question mark, not necessarily for his on-field performance, but for the lack of clarity in his recent off-field arrest. Assuming that the situation is cleared up, which at this point remains unclear, I think Latimer makes the roster. As a former second-round selection, the Redskins are going to want a veteran presence in a room full of young players. He was productive enough with the Giants to earn a chance, and if he can remain steady off the field, I think he will make the team this fall.
The final spot on this roster projection belongs to Trey Quinn. I know, I just laid out every reason why Quinn won’t make the roster. But outside of Steven Sims, Trey Quinn is the only other true slot receiver the Redskins have. Of course, draft pick Antonio Gibson could presumably take a shot at the role. But at this time, there isn’t really an indication that happens. Quinn still has enough upside with his incredible hands and good route running abilities. He takes the sixth and final spot.