Although Power Rankings are almost completely meaningless, people love to watch them from week to week swearing up and down that either their team is better than listed or that some team that they’ve beaten (or played close) is ranked too high. I had an idea that this would be fun to apply with some Redskins flavor since our team is 2-0 and Kool-Aid is flying off the shelves. Below are my power rankings of the Top 10 Redskins players thus far through Week 2.
1. Fred Davis – Davis has been HUGE for us so far this season (especially with Cooley still nursing his sore knee). 11 rec, 191 yards, and a TD… Nuff said.
2. Ryan Kerrigan – Kerrigan embodies the influx of youth and enthusiasm on our defense. He already has a sack, and he returned his own batted ball interception for a pivotal touchdown in Game 1. It has been wonderful watching this kid immediately contribute.
3. London Fletcher – Our defense has looked great in both weeks of the season. Fletcher is the leader of this defense, and he had a big interception against Arizona.
5. Tim Hightower – Hightower looked great running the ball this past week. He has 168 yards on the season and a TD.
6. Sav Rocca – I have the Aussie this high up because I wanted to show some love to our special teams who have played well thus far (aside from Gano). 7 of his 9 punts were inside the 20 yard line, and his big tackle this past week definitely amped up the team’s emotions.
7. Santana Moss – 11 rec, 137 yards, and a TD. The TD in the comeback against Arizona stunned me- I thought for sure Grossman had overthrown his man on 4th down, but instead the speedster was right there to bring it in.
8. Brian Orakpo – Orakpo got his first sack this past weekend. He has had an okay start, but I think he has been a bit overshadowed by Kerrigan’s play. If he would bother to learn even one more pass rush technique, I bet he’d find his way to the top.
9. Roy Helu Jr. – Helu had a big week against Arizona (10 rushes for 78 yards, 3 rec for 38 yards). His contributions were key in the comeback victory, and he would likely be ranked higher if he had seen more action in week one.
10. Chris Nield – Nield didn’t have a big effect on this week’s game, and he held onto this spot mostly because one of his two sacks from the Giants game was pivotal to that victory.