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Redskins Wide Receiver Spots Not Wide Open

Check out the guys who will be locks to make the cut at wide receiver for the Washington Redskins.

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The wide receiver position is I would say the second most valuable skill position on offense. With the addition of DeSean Jackson, the Washington Redskins got a much needed upgrade to a position that didn't have more than one big name at that position until last season. So who are the guys that will definitely make the cut in 2016?

#1. DeSean Jackson

Despite the Redskins woes at the quarterback position last season, Jackson was still able to produce as he amassed his fourth career 1,000 yard season. He had 56 receptions, 1,169 yards (20.9 yards per catch) and six touchdowns. He didn't make the last Pro Bowl but he was voted No.50 in the NFL's Top 100 of 2015.

In 2014, he came in at No.63 and in 2012 he was ranked No.71. He is a deep threat the Redskins need and he has performed  like it. His 20.9 yards per catch in 2015 was first in the NFL and he is first among all active players in that category with 17.7 yards per catch. Check out this profile to learn more about Jackson's football journey.

#2. Pierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon started his journey with the Redskins on a great note. Coming to the Redskins over from the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, No.88 caught a pass from Robert Griffin III for 88 yards and took it the distance against the New Orleans Saints.  He will likely be the No. 2 guy behind Jackson and in their second season together, Garcon should be more productive statistically now that he has a year under his belt in Jay Gruden's offensive system.

Garcon' s receiving numbers took a slight hit last season as he caught 68 passes out of 105 targets for 752 yards (11.1 yards per catch) and three touchdowns. He had 113 catches out of 181 targets, 1,346 yards (11.9 yards per catch) and five touchdowns the year before. Check out his profile here.

#3. Andre Roberts

Andre Roberts is a lock to be the No.3 wide receiver in 2015.  He started four of the 16 games he played in last season and registered 36 catches, 453 yards (12.6 yards per catch) and two touchdowns. Those numbers have to vastly improve in order for the wide receiving corps as a whole to be productive. Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson are going to get their stats.

To bring a college basketball reference in, with the Maryland Terrapins, Jake Layman was the third option in the offense last season and was quite frankly the X-factor of that team. When he didn't perform well, the offense struggled in some games. When he was on, the team was on. Andre Roberts is and will be the X-factor for the Redskins at wide receiver. Check out his profile here.