"Jimmy is an outstanding playmaker," ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said. "He's not a big safety, but he fits today's NFL with his coverage ability and he makes so many impact plays. He could go second or third round, but he's going to be a fast riser. I like him. [The safety class] is not tremendously deep. You could argue he's the third best safety."
One thing that has been missing from the discussion about whether or not to re-sign Moss is the fact that there is little to no risk here. If Moss were to take the veteran deal listed above, then the only guaranteed money is the $65K. If the Redskins are in camp and Moss gets hurt, isn't playing well, or simply gets beaten out by other options, the Redskins could cut him and it would only cost them $65K, which is really nothing. Moss is a pretty good and cheap insurance policy to have around and there is little downside for doing a deal like this. So from a financial stand point there is nothing wrong with bringing Moss back.
Still a lot of questions surrounding the Redskins. So in Part 1 of the Redskins mailbag, the focus is on expectations for 2014, potential targets, defensive end play, and Aldrick Robinson's role.
Tried to get to as many questions as possible; tough to do. But in part 2, the topics include free-agent Bengals who might tempt Jay Gruden; Brian Orakpo; Chris Baker and positions the Redskins might target in the second round of the draft.
The NFL offseason is in full swing, with free agency just around the corner. Washington has plenty of money to spend, and General Manager Bruce Allen has promised that the Redskins will be active. One of the many positions the Redskins need to strengthen this offseason, via either free agency or the draft, is wide receiver. I thought it'd be a good time to look at some potential targets for the Redskins, starting with a big name, followed by a good value and an under the radar guy.
Indeed, that's good news for the Redskins. Because if Reed manages to play a full 16 games next season, there's no reason he can't crack the top-10 among all tight ends in receptions and yards, which would mean 60-plus catches and 750-plus yards. It also wouldn't be a stretch to see him approach 75 receptions and 900 yards as a sophomore.
Like most rookies learning one of the game's most complex positions on the fly, he experienced his share of growing pains. As the season progressed, though, the number of blown coverages and missed tackles became fewer and further between. In fact, after missing six tackles in the first eight games, according to ProFootballFocus.com, Amerson missed only one the rest of the season as he made an effort to be more physical.