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Getting To Know the 2013 Washington Redskins: Jawan Jamison

A look back at Jawan Jamison's 2012 season at Rutgers and a look at his 2013 season with the Redskins.

Nick Wass

Jawan Jamison. 5’7", 203 lb

Rutgers, Running Back


Twitter handle: @JawanJamison

Key Career Stats

1,972 Rushing yards, 13 Rushing Touchdowns, 36 Receptions, 385 Receiving yards, 2 Receiving Touchdowns (2011-2012)

2012 Stats: 1,075 Rushing yards, 4 Rushing Touchdowns, 28 receptions, 323 Receiving yards, 2 Receiving touchdowns

2012 Highlight: Jawan Jamison was a very productive running back at Rutgers. Based on what I have seen of him, he has great hands and is a very good runner. Jamison makes choice cuts in the open field and had an impressive 11.5 average receiving yards last season. His 1,075 rushing yard total last season is nothing to ignore either. His running production at Rutgers is likely tied to his great cuts and timely jukes, which helped him break away from defenders. Below is his college highlight reel so you can get a sneak peak at this new Redskin.

What is coming in 2013: The running back competition behind Alfred Morris is wide open at this point. Jamison will be competing with Chris Thompson, Roy Helu, and Evan Royster for the 3rd down back job. I believe Jamison has the upper hand at the current moment. Thompson and Helu may both be sidelined due to injury and Royster is in question to be on the team this season after his unimpressive 2012 campaign as the third down back. Jamison does remind me of Alfred Morris as a runner because of his choice cuts, but his smaller frame leads to some concern for injuries. I believe the bigger concern is his reliance on jukes to get big yards after the catch. I have seen many runners evade college level linebackers with ease but Jamison may not be so elusive on the NFL level. If he is not elusive enough at the NFL level, he will not be an effective 3rd down running back.

Jawan Jamison - Ultimate 2012 Highlights [HD] (via ThatHighlightChannel)