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Washington Redskins WR Prospects

The Redskins are now out of the hunt for TJ Houshmandzadeh--who, as I reported earlier has agreed to terms and is expect to sign with Baltimore--and a deal for Vincent Jackson from San Diego does not seem highly likely. Fans have been skeptical about the state of our receivers, as Santana Moss seems to be the only favored lock in Washington. Coaches (and fans alike) are infatuated with Anthony Armstrong, who has scratched and clawed his way into the league. Armstrong impressed in camp and preseason, earning a spot on the Redskins 53-man roster.

The Redskins also retained 38-year old Joey Galloway, 2008 2nd round pick Devin Thomas, Roydell Williams, and the young, speedy Brandon Banks (who figures to see the bulk of his time on special teams). There's no lack of talent or speed at the position, but fans don't see much improvement over last year's group, and that's led many to worry.

Mike and Kyle Shanahan know as well as anyone the talent of wide receivers and how to utilize them. The group didn't look horrible in preseason against starting defenses, but they didn't look too good either. But preseason isn't about gameplanning, it's about showing the ability to run the routes drawn up and catch the ball when it comes your way, and they didn't look horrible there.

Vincent Jackson could still become a free agent next offseason if he doesn't sign now or get traded during the season. Randy Moss is expected to become a free agent next offseason. The Vikings could let Sidney Rice go if one of their younger receivers step up this season. Moss is an aging receiver though, and not the youth-talent everyone would hope would be attained in Washington.

Coming out of college, a lot of names stand out. The 2011 draft figures to be loaded with talent at receiver. But my focus is on one receiver who has really shined, Junior Michael Floyd out of Notre Dame. While he does have some injury concerns, his on-field performance has been nothing short of spectacular. At 6'3 and 230 lbs., he's a specimen all offenses could use. He doesn't have blazing speed, but he does have deceptive speed, and could beat most corners downfield, but with his size, he's favored to pick up yards after the catch and breaking tackles, and going across the middle. In the redzone he's an incredible target to go up and get the ball at it's highest point. He's been a highlight reel with jumpballs and keeping his feet inbounds while controlling the catch with his hands.

Floyd would be an incredible young acquisition for the Washington Redskins in 2011, and would certainly figure to help diminish their woes at receiver.


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