State of the Redskins Depth Chart: Wide Receivers

Al Messerschmidt

Sean Patterson examines the Redskins depth chart at wide receiver and determines who is likely to make the final 53-man roster.

Pierre Garcon- So, I keep hearing the Redskins were 9-1 when Garcon was in the lineup last season. Yeah, he is our number one receiver. No doubt about it.

Trending: No Change (He is the number one)

Joshua Morgan- Morgan has had a pretty quite preseason. Morgan recorded one catch for five yards against Tampa Bay, no catches against Buffalo, once catch for nineteen yards against Pittsburgh, and three catches for thirty-nine yards against Tennessee. While Joshua is likely going to be the number two receiver for the Redskins, he has not distinguished himself from the other receivers behind him on the roster (primarily Hankerson and Robinson).

Trending: No Change

Leonard Hankerson- Hankerson has been impressive during the preseason. Hankerson has had 7 catches during the preseason and he was very impressive during the first two games. Leonard had a touchdown catch against the Titans and a very impressive one-handed touchdown catch from Rex Grossman against the Steelers. Hankerson is looking like a new man this season and year three could be his break out season.

Trending: Upward

Aldrick Robinson- Robinson has had the most impressive training camp of all the wide receivers on the roster. Robinson had four catches for sixty-one yards against the Bills in the third preseason game. Robinson was an excellent deep threat receiver last season (best Thanksgiving ever!) and his development as a receiver is extremely impressive. Robinson could make a huge impact on the Redskins this season.

Trending: Really Upward

Santana Moss- Santana Moss has been a valuable member of this franchise for years. While his value is slightly different now, Moss was an excellent 3rd down/possession receiver and red zone threat last season. Robert Griffin III loves to throw the ball to Santana. Santana Moss will be on the Roster this season.

Trending: No Change (He Will Be on the Roster)

Dezmon Briscoe- Briscoe was another player on the Redskins roster I was ready to count out. His impressive showing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may help him secure a roster spot. However, Dezmon did leave the game with an injury. If it is a serious injury, he will likely find his way to injured reserve. If it is a less serious injury that may require him to miss a big chunk of the season, Briscoe’s roster spot may be gone.

Trending: Upward

Lance Lewis- Lance Lewis has had a good preseason and has a shot to make the roster if Briscoe is injured. Lewis was on the Redskins practice squad last season and he has had three catches for thirty-seven yards during the preseason. If the Redskins keep six receivers, he could find his way onto the roster. If he does not make the final 53-man roster, he could find himself back on the practice squad this season.

Trending: No Change

Nick Williams- Williams has had a good preseason, with seven catches for fifty-one yards. Williams also had one kick return for twenty-nine yards against Tampa Bay. Williams was an excellent return man in college and has a lot of upside. The Redskins return men are a bit unclear now with the release of kick off returner Brandon Banks and injury to punt returner Richard Crawford. Williams could possibly be on the roster if the Redskins want to have a designated kick off return man, but this is unlikely. Williams could find himself on the Redskins practice squad or be given an opportunity somewhere else if he does not make the 53-man roster.

Trending: Downward

Skye Dawson- Skye Dawson has seen very limited action during the preseason. Dawson had four punt returns for a total of fifty-two yards against the Steelers in week 2 of the preseason. Dawson also had one catch for eleven yards against Tampa Bay. Skye is a long shot to make the roster, but he is practice squad eligible.

Trending: Downward

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