Redskins: Predicting the 2020 stats for each incoming rookie
By Ian Cummings
Almost every other homemade mock draft during the 2020 offseason had the Redskins picking LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss in Round 4 or Round 5 of the NFL Draft. Moss ended up going undrafted, and to the joy of many Redskins fans who’d hoped for the team to acquire him earlier, he signed with Washington, of no cost to the team’s draft assets.
Now, many are excited to see Moss, the son of Hall of Famer Randy Moss, play in the team’s new offense under Scott Turner. Dwayne Haskins also showed an affinity for targeting tight ends last year, which bodes well for whoever the top target is in 2020.
Moss’ CFB playoff performance put him on the map, but I’m a bit skeptical of his ability to contribute in Year 1. Moss comes with durability issues, including a lingering foot ailment, and he’s also lacking in size at 6-foot-2, 250. He’s a not great athlete for his underwhelming size either, and he’s coming into a crowded tight end room that includes other roster hopefuls such as Jeremy Sprinkle, Logan Thomas, Hale Hentges, and Richard Rodgers.
I think Moss makes the roster only if the Redskins keep four tight ends, as Thomas, Sprinkle, and Hentges seem to have the advantage over him for the time being. There’s a good chance Moss gets promoted off the practice squad at some point if he doesn’t make the initial roster, but either way, I expect his impact to be minimal in the 2020 season. It’s early, but no, I would not draft any Redskins rookies for your fantasy team.
Thaddeus Moss Prediction: 5 catches, 46 yards
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