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Redskins at the Bye - Studs and Duds

March 15, 2019 by liny195  

 The bye week gives Redskins fans little to talk about http://www.redskinsfootballauthentics.com/jordan-reed-jersey-authentic , as the team can’t even hold practices during the off-week. The bye comes a bit early this year, but make no mistake about it, the Redskins needed the week off to get healthy and focused on a remaining schedule that is anything but a cake-walk. This is not your normal weekly Studs and Duds, but instead, a compilation from the first three games. Studs:Adrian Peterson - The 33 year old back has found new life in DC, carrying the ball 56 times, for 236 yards and three touchdowns over three games. He is averaging 4.2 yards per carry, and has even contributed in the passing game, collecting 5 receptions for 100 yards. Jordan Reed - Reed, who entered the season healthy, has caught 14 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown, but we knew a healthy Reed was capable of those numbers. What has stood out is his improved blocking in the run game. Chase Roullier - Over the first three games, Roullier has been our most consistent offensive linemen (yes, even better on a whole than Trent Williams and Brandon Scherff - taking all aspects of O-line play into account). The amazing part is that he kicked over to left guard last game, and didn’t miss a beat. He has looked excellent when asked to pull, both at the point of attack and in space. The second year interior lineman will need to stay consistent as the season progresses, but overall, he’s off to a great start. Jonathan Allen - Through three games http://www.redskinsfootballauthentics.com/josh-norman-jersey-authentic , Allen has posted 10 tackles and two sacks. He’s been a menace to opposing quarterbacks producing multiple hurries and quarterback hits. DaRon Payne - The rookie has been just as disruptive as his Alabama teammate, collecting 10 tackles of his own and adding a sack. His presence and relentless motor have been felt all game by opposing offenses. Matt Ioannidis - Although Ioannidis has not played as many snaps as his two counterparts, his presence has been felt none-the-less. He leads the team in sacks with three, and also has a fumble recovery. He looks completely un-blockable at times. D.J. Swearinger - Swearinger has not been perfect in coverage, but he has recorded a team leading two interceptions, and is tied for the team lead with four passes defended. He has 11 solo tackles and is the vocal leader of the secondary, and an enforcer on the back end of a solid defense. Duds:Josh Doctson - Many thought the third-year pro would be in store for a breakout season, but that is off to an incredibly slow start. Through three games, he’s been targeted just 13 times, and has hauled in a meager five catches for 48 yards. As usual, he’s had trouble securing the football whether open or covered, and can’t seem to shake tight coverage to get himself open. If there is any silver lining to his start, it’s that all five of his receptions went for first downs. Ryan Kerrigan - It’s hard to believe Kerrigan is on this list, but he’s been a complete non-factor through the first three game, collecting just two tackles...that is it! Josh Norman - Norman has collected 15 tackles and a fumble recovery on the young season, but he’s yet to record a pass defended, and he’s been burnt in coverage WAY too often for a guy considered to be the team’s best defensive back. Zach Brown - Brown has not looked the same as he did last year, where he was playing sideline-to-sideline http://www.redskinsfootballauthentics.com/trent-williams-jersey-authentic , and collecting tackles all over the field. Maybe it’s just a slow start for the veteran linebacker who missed most of the team’s OTA,and was not on the field for many preseason snaps. Let us know if you agree or disagree, and who else you may like to add, in the comments section. With Day 2 of the Senior Bowl closed to media, I wanted to share some thoughts on Senior Bowl prospects the Redskins should consider this year. Check out my full break down on the North Team and South Team’s practice reports for interest in some other prospects. Quarterbacks:Overall this is a good group of quarterbacks down here in Mobile this week. There are two potential first round picks in Drew Lock and Daniel Jones. Behind them there is a solid next tier of Will Grier, Ryan Finley, Jarrett Stidham and high upside project Tyree Jackson, who could all be 2nd-4th round picks. Of the top two options I have Lock ahead of Jones (though plenty of others have the reverse) as I think he has a higher upside. Lock throws with more anticipation and has the bigger arm. Both quarterbacks have functioning mobility, but Jones is probably more athletic and comes from a more “pro friendly” system. Neither quarterback has put up overall incredible numbers in college, but Lock did play versus a tougher SEC schedule which helps his case. Overall neither of these QBs are a perfect prospect and they would likely both fall behind many of the top quarterbacks we’ve seen taken in recent years. I think Lock has the higher upside with his arm talent, and would be the better option if the Redskins go for a QB in the first round.As for the next tier of guys I do think Grier and Finley both could potentially be starters down the road in the NFL, but neither are high upside guys. What is positive with them is they have better floors, and could add to the QB depth long term even if they aren’t a true franchise starter. Stidham and Jackson probably have more upside, but are further away. Wide Receivers:Not the deepest of receiver groups here, but there are some interesting names to watch. Andy Isabella and Deebo Samuel are two early round options that could intrigue the Redskins in the 2nd-3rd rd range. Isabella measured in at just under 5’9”, but he shouldn’t be only thought of as a slot receiver (though he likely will play there a lot). He has elite speed and deep ball ability and can play outside some as well. His speed and size compare closer to guys like T.Y. Hilton, Tyreek Hill, Taylor Gabriel http://www.redskinsfootballauthentics.com/ryan-kerrigan-jersey-authentic , Marquise Goodwin, and Brandin Cooks who all have shown ability to play outside as well as dominate inside. While those are some big names to compare the UMass receiver too, he has shown the ability to put up big numbers versus Florida, Mississippi State and Georgia over the last three years. His speed and quickness were well on display at practice and he looks to be a sub 4.40 player at the combine. Deebo Samuel has some of the same skill set, but with a different body type. He can play inside and outside, with ability to challenge deep. He’s dealt with some injuries in college, but was healthy this past year and put up good numbers. He had a strong first day of practice and showed well as a route runner who could make plays once the ball was in his hands.As for some later options the Redskins could consider Keelan Doss as a bigger receiver with deep speed or Hunter Renfrow as another slot option to replace Jamison Crowder. Doss is an intriguing prospect as he has some real vertical speed. He’s not as smooth out of his breaks, but he’s got some upside with his size and speed. Renfrow is a slot only guy, who always finds a way to get open despite being undersized (even relative to the position). I think Trey Quinn offers more upside than Renfrow, but the Redskins might want a true 2nd option if Crowder walks in free agency.EDGE Rushers:Montez Sweat is clearly the top EDGE rusher here on either squad and would be in consideration for the Redskins first round pick. Sweat has length and power combined with solid speed to win on the edge. He can stand-up, but is more ideal of a pass rusher with his hand in the dirt, though that shouldn’t be an issue as the Redskins were in nickel about 70% of the time last year. Sweat really broke out this past year and has a great body type that gives him natural power. He could be a great option to replace Preston Smith and give the Redskins an EDGE rusher to build their defense around going forward as Kerrigan may begin to decline. Outside of Sweat the other most interesting options for the Redskins are Jaylon Ferguson and Oshane Ximines who both could go in the 2nd-4th round range. Both put up massive numbers in college and have good speed/burst off the edge with good long frames. They aren’t as technically sound as some other EDGE rushers in this class, which is why they are more likely day 2 options versus sneaking in Day 1. Both have long term starting upside and as they get more refined have the potential to be 10+ sack/ high pressure guys off the edge. I will look at some other positions later, but wanted to post some thoughts at some key players the Redskins should consider from these rosters. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions as well in the comments! Custom New York Jets Jerseys