Breaking down the Washington Football Team’s position battles: No. 2 Receiver
The Washington Football Team doesn’t have a lot of proven talent at receiver, so their battle for the No. 2 receiver spot will be key to watch.
Last year, the Washington Football Team got an inspired effort out of three rookie receivers that looked like a starting trio for the future.
Terry McLaurin looked like a true No. 1 receiver. Kelvin Harmon was a nice complement to him on the outside as a bigger contested-catch receiver. And in the slot, undrafted rookie Steven Sims proved to be a versatile, dynamic playmaker with considerable upside for the future.
Heading into 2020, the questions about the group came in the form of depth. That was tested when Harmon went down with an ACL tear during the offseason. Suddenly, the team had a hole at the No. 2 receiver slot and it became one of their key position battles to watch in 2020.
Washington’s pickings at the position were slim, especially after the release of Cody Latimer following his placement on the Commissioner’s Exempt List. But they do have a couple of legitimate contenders for the starting spot and a handful of dark horses that could make an impact, although it’s unlikely.
With that said, here’s a look at Washington’s battle for the No. 2 receiver spot as well as a breakdown of the team’s receiving depth.