2. N’Keal Harry
Outside of Terry McLaurin, Washington’s wide receiving corps has been a colossal disappointment.
Curtis Samuel is week-to-week with a groin injury that sidelined him for over three months and landed him on injured reserve to start the year. At this point, he should be shut down and given a fresh start in 2022.
Adam Humphries has underwhelmed as a slot presence, though that can be attributed to his lack of chemistry with Taylor Heinicke. After all, Humphries was largely signed due to his history with Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Cam Sims hasn’t played enough to be a consistent contributor and third-rounder Dyami Brown has struggled to make an impact.
The idea of adding another body to the mix might not resonate with fans, but what else does Washington have to lose? At this stage, McLaurin, Samuel and Brown are the only players with definite futures in Ashburn.
Why not take a late-round flier on N’Keal Harry, who requested a trade from the Patriots amid his dominant showing at training camp?
The 2019 first-round pick hasn’t panned out in New England, but his physical attributes and natural ability can’t be denied. A change of scenery could be just what he needs to jumpstart his career.
If you asked us this question in the offseason, we wouldn’t answered with a resounding NO. However, with Washington’s receiving corps decimated by injury, we don’t hate the idea of acquiring Harry as a rest-of-season tryout.
Washington’s red zone offense is far too dependent on McLaurin. Harry and his 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame — not to mention ELITE jump ball skills — would go a long way towards helping the cause.