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Putting some parameters around our rookie expectations

So I read some post on here yesterday about Leonard Hankerson "dominating" next season or something and started thinking about how it seems like the expectations placed on him seem even greater than on Kerrigan or Jenkins (or even last year's expectations for Trent Williams).  I was geeked up when we drafted Hankerson because he was who I most wanted out of the 2nd tier of WRs in this year's draft and at the time my expectations were that in 2-3 seasons he could be a pretty good starter.  Now here I sit 2-3 months later having drank all the kool-aid I could on this kid and am expecting (in addition to what seems like all of Redskins nation) an Andre Johnson performance right out the gate and I realized that I needed to temper my expectations because the kid will need time to grow.  It sucks that expectations have shot through the roof for him but thats just how desperate we are for someone, anyone to step up (especially on offense) and be the man.

With that said, It got me thinking of what some realistic expectations should be for all our top rookies this season.  I'm thinking the numbers below would represent a good start for our baby Skins, although even these may be too high given what the lockout has done to the offseason.

Leonard Hankerson 35-50 catches, 500-600 yds

Ryan Kerrigan 30-40 tackles, 4-5 sacks

Jarvis Jenkins- I don't know.  Just don't get run over??

Roy Helu- 100-150 carries, 500-600 yds

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