Keenan Robinson has impressed throughout the offseason, and Robinson's stock is definitely up following training camp. Robinson has flashed his athletic ability and his potential to be a real improvement in the middle for the Redskins defense. Provided he can stay healthy (knock on wood people) Robinson will be a major asset to the Redskins defense in 2014.
Andre Roberts may not have been the big name wide receiver addition of the Redskins offseason. However, Roberts quickly developed chemistry with RGIII and seemed to have gained his trust very early in camp. Roberts has also become a willing special teams player, competing for the starting punt and kickoff return duties.
Many questioned Darrel Young's role with the Redskins following Jay Gruden's hire as head coach due to his lack of previous use of a fullback. However, Gruden has made it clear that he has never had a fullback with the talent that Young possesses to work with, and that there will certainly be a role for DY in 2014. Young is a fantastic fullback with underrated hands who will play a bigger role in the offense than many think.
Chris Baker has enjoyed a solid training camp, spending the entire camp getting in valuable first team reps with the absence of Jason Hatcher and Stephen Bowen missing time for injuries. Baker is a young prospect that is still reaching his full potential, and seems to be improving daily.
David Amerson entered training camp with some extra muscle added to his 6'1 frame, making him the ideal size to jam receivers at the line of scrimmage, something he has worked on throughout the offseason. With a year of experience under his belt, Amerson seems to have matured as a player and feels much more comfortable in Jim Hasslet's defense. Amerson looks primed to take the next step in his development and become a consistent starter for Washington in 2014.
A surgically repaired knee, supporting a 300 pound 30 year old defensive end who happens to carry the fifth highest cap number on the Redskins team does not bode well for Stephen Bowen. He has yet to return to practice while rehabbing his knee that underwent microfracture surgery in December. His inability to get back onto the field and the emergence of Jarvis Jenkins toward the second half of camp is putting Bowen in a difficult situation, his stock is obviously down following a training camp he did not participate in.
Another Redskin attempting to come back from a knee surgery, Leonard Hankerson has yet to be cleared to return to practice. However, Hankerson's bigger issue is the emergence of other players during his absence. Ryan Grant and Aldrick Robinson have both played well during Hankerson's absence, and with receiver being one of the Redskins' deepest positions, will there be a spot for Hankerson when he is ready to return?
Chris Thompson teased coaches and fans with his lightening quick speed and ability to make plays with the ball in his hands. However, as soon as the real games started (the preseason opener vs. the Patriots) we were all quickly reminded of how brittle the 5'7 running back is, who has not returned to practice since the Patriots game. Thompson's stock is down simply because he cannot be relied upon to stay healthy.
This isn't really fair to say of Moses, who as a third round pick shouldn't be expected to start immediately. However, that was the case for Moses who fell to the Redskins lap in the third round after being projected as a late first to early second round draft pick. Moses has flashed his potential at camp, and has the size the coaching staff likes (6'6", 318 pounds). Moses' stock is down because he has had his fair share of struggles, and doesn't appear to be prepared to take on the backup "swing" tackle position yet. Moses hasn't really done anything of his own fault to hurt his stock, his stock is down simply because it was a bit too high to begin with.
Teams don't typically spend a draft pick on a kicker, but that's exactly what the Redskins did in the 7th round when they selected Zach Hocker. Hocker has a strong leg, and is powerful enough to boot kickoffs through the end zone, something Forbath struggles with. However, Hocker has thus far outkicked Forbath in field goals as well, something that came as a bit more of a surprise to many. Coach Gruden said the kicking battle would likely last throughout the preseason, but right now Hocker has a leg up on Fortbath pushing his stock down following training camp.