Analyzing the Washington Football Team’s special teams units.
The 2021 NFL draft is history. Free agency continues to trudge along at a deliberate pace. The next phase of the offseason will arrive soon with OTAs, rookie camp, mini-camp, and training camp in the coming weeks.
In other words, the summer doldrums are nearly upon us, but the Washington Football Team will be busy as they start to prepare in earnest for the 2021 regular season.
The final roster of 53 players is a few months away from being a reality. The various camps and preseason games should determine which players will wear the Burgundy and Gold this fall. The front office will use the camps and preseason to evaluate each player and unit in a process that will be gut-wrenching and meticulous.
Some players will see their NFL careers come to a close and others will try to seek opportunities on the practice squad or with another team.
Washington has continued a team rebuild for more than a year to this point, but more time is needed to fully change the culture and talent levels. The coaches will endeavor to move forward with the rebuild, but today is devoted to doing our own evaluation and introducing a new series.
During the next few weeks, we will take a look at each unit and dissect it player by player. This is not a series that is focused on roster predictions per se, but it will analyze the players that are likely to form the nucleus of each unit.
The first set of players to go under the Riggo’s Rag microscope is the special teams unit. There have been several changes to this group in recent weeks and we will examine the new players as well as the holdovers. Let’s put the late spring and summer doldrums aside and jump right in.