Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson examines the wide receivers of each NFC East team. Today: Washington Redskins.
As the last installment of this four-part series, I am going to give my rankings of the wide receiver position groups overall in the NFC East. The Washington Redskins are last in this division -- and by a very large margin. I rank the Cowboys first, Eagles second and Giants third.
I feel as though I am always bashing the Redskins, but how many teams in the league are worse off than Washington right now at wide receiver? Santana Moss really played well last season, but his contract is up and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he wanted to see what he could do with a different team. Moss has transformed himself from a pure home-run threat into a guy who does the little things that are so valuable.
Anthony Armstrong is a promising up-and-coming player who has a lot of big-play abilities. But right now, he is pretty much a one-trick pony as a deep threat. He certainly is not a No. 1 wide receiver at this stage of his career.
The rest of the wide receivers on this roster are pedestrian at best -- and they really don’t offer much upside. If Julio Jones from Alabama is available when Washington makes its first pick on draft day, passing him by could be a big mistake. The Redskins must add able bodies at wide receiver -- and more than one.
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