"It's been going really well," Kerrigan said of the offseason program, which kicked off April 18th with conditioning workouts. "It seems like we're getting after it a little more physically, earlier than normal. We're doing a lot more full-speed football drills earlier in the offseason than we used to."
"No regrets; obviously I did sign before DeSean signed," said Roberts, who struggled with drops and consistency during his tenure. "But nobody is dealt a perfect hand. If DeSean didn't sign, we may have drafted a first rounder [in 2015]. You just never know what's going to happen. You never know who is going to be available. I definitely wouldn't take it back. Obviously, I wish things would have happened differently, but it's all experience and I think it help me in this transaction and the next."
But it is possible to make big jumps in this category. In 2011 the Redskins were 20th in rushing DVOA; in 2012 they were second. Now, it should be noted that the Redskins aren't likely to have two dynamic additions to the rushing game like they did in 2012 with Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris coming on board. But the Raiders were 32nd in rushing DVOA in 2014 and improved to 24th last year. That's still not where you want to be but it's a step in the right direction. The Bucs improved from 31st in 2014 to 11th last year. I'd look for the Redskins' 2016 improvement to be something in between that of last year's Bucs and Raiders.
There is a lot to like about Sudfeld and there is no question that he will be employed at Redskins Park this fall. The question is, will he be on the 53-man roster or will he be on the practice squad? If they can, they would rather keep the rookie on the practice squad and open up a spot on the 53-man roster. But they have to get him through waivers to do that. If he performs well in camp and in the preseason it might not be a risk they are willing to take. The odds slightly favor him being on the 53 this year but we will have to see how it plays out in camp.