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Skins Stats & Snaps: Panthers @ Redskins (Defense/ST)

A look at the stats and snap counts for every defensive and special teams player on the Redskins in the team’s Week 6 matchup with the Carolina Panthers

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Snaps- The Redskins used a season-low 15 of their 26 defenders over 60 defensive snaps against the Panthers on Sunday.

Of the 11 who did not see the field for Greg Manusky’s unit, a 2018-high eight of them only played on special teams (Ziggy Hood, Tim Settle, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Greg Stroman, Danny Johnson, Deshazor Everett and Kenny Ladler) and three of whom were inactive (Caleb Brantley, Adonis Alexander and Troy Apke).

QB Pressure- The Redskins were only able to hit and sack Cam Newton one time each over the course of his 43 dropbacks in the game. They were, at least able to apply pressure on 13 of those dropbacks, which was good for a decent pressure rate of 30%.

Luckily, Newton struggled when he faced that pressure. He went 4-of-10 and passed for 43 yards, 0 touchdowns and an interception on his disrupted dropbacks (13.8 passer rating).

3rd and 4th Down- Washington’s third-down defense was stout on Sunday. They allowed the Panthers to move the sticks on three of their nine third downs (33.3%). That is the best conversion rate allowed by the defense since Week 1 (at Arizona).

Carolina only averaged 2.67 yards on their nine third-down snaps and their only conversions came on plays in which the line of scrimmage was three or fewer yards away from the line to gain.

The Panther’s only fourth-down attempt (4th-and-5) came on what was, for all intents and purposes, the final play of the game. Cam Newton sailed a pass over Jarius Wright on the play and the ball fell incomplete. That was the final red-zone possession of the game.

Red Zone- Cam Newton and company only scored a touchdown on 1-of-3 trips to the red zone. The 33.3% scoring rate represents a new season-best for the Redskins’ defense. They had allowed their opponents to score on at least half of their red-zone appearances in every other game this season.

Takeways- The Redskins forced a season-high 3 takeaways in the game (an interception and 2 fumbles). All three turnovers occurred in the first half, which makes this the first time a Washington team has forced three or more turnovers in the first half of a game since Week 6 of 2015 (at Jets).

It’s also worth pointing out that the Redskins did not turn the ball over to the Panthers once. The Skins had not scored 3 takeaways in a game in which they were themselves turnover-free since Week 16 of 2016 (at Bears on Christmas Eve).

The Redskins have now forced at least one turnover in nine consecutive contests dating back to Week 13 of last year (at Dallas). That is the second longest active streak in the league, behind only the Seahawks’ run of 19 straight games with a takeaway. The Skins plus-4 turnover margin on the year is tied for fourth in the NFL.

Tight End Defense- In his return from injury, Panthers tight end Greg Olsen caught 4-of-7 targets for 48 yards and 3 first downs. This is an adequate performance by the Skins’ defense when you consider that they were going up against a tight end who has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last three seasons.

Rushing Defense- The D held a Panthers team that led the NFL in rushing yards per game coming into the week to just 81 yards on the ground this past Sunday (113 YPG).

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, who was leading the league in yards from scrimmage per game (130.3), was limited to just 66 total yards, which was less than half of his season average.

Carolina did post a 52% success rate on their 17 non-kneel down rushes, but they also only gained a yard or less on the other 48% of their runs.


Defensive Linemen (6 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Jonathan Allen * 49 82%
Daron Payne * 47 78%
Matt Ioannidis 32 53%
Ziggy Hood ST Only 0%
Tim Settle ST Only 0%
Caleb Brantley Inactive N/A

Jonathan Allen- For the third straight game Jon Allen led the D-line in snaps played (49) and was in on over 80% of the defensive snaps.

Allen’s only tackle of the game came on a McCaffrey 1-yard rush that stopped the Panthers a yard shy of the marker on third down. The Panthers punted from their own 47 on the next play.

He led all Skins’ defensive linemen with 3 pressures (hurries), a week after failing to generate a single pressure for the first time in his career.

His 56.6 PFF grade for Sunday’s game was a new career low.

Daron Payne- Daron Payne, who has started in all five games, was on the field for over 75% of the defensive snaps for the third consecutive contest. His 46.2 defensive snaps per game ranks first among all rookie interior defenders this season.

Payne tallied two hurries on Cam Newton on Sunday, and has now pressured the opposing QB in four of his five games this year. His 9 total pressures and 2 sacks are the most by a rookie defensive tackle in 2018.

He led all Washington DL on Sunday with 2 solo tackles, 3 total tackles and 2 defensive stops. I might as well continue the trend here and tell you that Payne ranks second among all rookie interior defenders in total tackles (17) and stops (11). Fellow Bama lineman Da’Shawn Hand and top-10 talent Maurice Hurst are the only rookies that were right there with Payne for all of the stats we just discussed.

At this rate, Payne will likely be one of the four defensive linemen named to the 2018 All-Rookie team.

Matt Ioannidis- Ioannidis played on 32 snaps and saw a 53% snap rate, which were his second highest totals of the year.

He was utilized as a pass rusher on 69% of his snaps (22-of-32), but only pressured Newton once (a hurry). Matty I has certainly cooled off in recent weeks; he put 12 total pressures in Weeks 1-3, but his hurry on Sunday was his only pressure in the team’s last two games.

The Ion Man chipped in with two tackles, including a stop, in the running game.

Ziggy Hood- The Redskins nonsensical and seemingly never-ending love affair with Ziggy finally ended when the team released the veteran lineman last night.

Hood only played on special teams against the Panthers on Sunday and against the Packers two games ago. He played 49 snaps with the team this season and his only contribution to the stat sheet on those plays were 3 total tackles.

I know Hood provided a valuable veteran presence on the defense, but that does not negate the facts that he was the oldest player on the defense (31-243d) and had not produced at anything resembling a high level in years.

He really didn’t make any big plays (INT, FF, FR, PD, TFL, sacks, safeties or TDs) outside of his first year with the team (2016), when he recorded 1 sack, 1 FF, 3 PDs and 4 TFLs. Since the start of the 2017 season here are the only numbers he put up in those categories: 1 sack and 1 TFL. That’s all he could muster in his last 19 games and 588 snaps with the team.

I’m also aware of the fact that Hood was not brought here to rack up a multitude of quarterback pressures, but at the same time, his lack of production in this department was especially disappointing. He only registered 31 pressures on his 635 pass-rushing snaps with the team (4.9%) and failed to generate a single pressure in 16 of his last 27 games with the team (59.3%).

Hood’s release could be a signal that Stacy McGee is close to returning from his groin injury. McGee was out on the practice field with the team earlier today.

Tim Settle- Settle worked strictly on special teams for the second time in his last three games. Look for the NFL’s youngest D-lineman (21-098d) to see more playing time going forward now that Hood is no longer with the team.

Caleb Brantley- Another game gone by and another week on the inactive list for Caleb Brantley. Perhaps he will get some more PT in the future as well.

On another interesting note, Hood’s release makes 24-year-olds Brantley (24-045d) and Ioannidis (24-279d) the two oldest defensive linemen on the team, talk about a youth movement.


Outside Linebackers (4 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Ryan Kerrigan * 48 80%
Preston Smith * 47 78%
Ryan Anderson 13 22%
Pernell McPhee 12 20%

Ryan Kerrigan- Kerrigan led the OLB corps in snaps for just the second time this season (48). RyKer only made one tackle on the day, but it was a TFL on a McCaffrey run (-1 yards).

After scoring his first sack of the season last week, he was unable to get to Newton on any of his 31 pass-rushing snaps in this game. He did, at least, lead the team with 5 pressures (all hurries). Kerrigan has led the Redskins or tied for the team lead in pressures in 4-of-5 games this season.

There are 75 edge players who have rushed the quarterback at least 100 times in 2018. Kerrigan ranks 10th on that list in hurries (16), but 47th in sacks (1) and last in QB hits (0, tied with four other players).

Preston Smith- Smith played one fewer snap than Ryan Kerrigan (47). Also, like RyKer, he only made a single tackle in the game and the Panthers failed to gain any yardage on the play (no gain).

He ranked second to Kerrigan in pressures, with four of them (hurries), but he has still yet to record a sack this season. Smith has now failed to record a sack in his last six games, which is tied for the longest such streak in his career (between Weeks 7 and 12 of last season). Per PFF, Smith, Adrian Clayborn and Kareem Martin are the only edge rushers with 12 or more pressures and no sacks this season.

He committed his first penalty of the year on a third-down neutral zone infraction against the Panthers. Luckily, Carolina wasn’t able to move the chains on their second shot at the third-down conversion.

Ryan Anderson- Ryan Anderson started off the season strong, at least by his standards, but has cooled off in the team’s last three games.

His playing time jumped from 17% against the Saints to 22% on Sunday, but that didn’t help him much. Anderson failed to generate any pressure on his 11 snaps as a pass rusher, making this the third time this year that he’s not recorded a single pressure.

Anderson’s only tackle on the day was an assist on a 6-yard Cam Newton first-down rush.

His 50.8 PFF grade ranked second worst on the Redskins’ defense in this game.

Ryan Anderson was taken with the 49th overall pick in last year’s draft. So far, there are 36 combined players from the 2017 and 2018 drafts who have recorded more career sacks than he has (1).

Pernell McPhee- Like Anderson, Pernell McPhee’s play has also fizzled a bit as of late. After registering 8 pressures, including 4 QB hits, in the Skins’ first three contests of the year, McPhee has only notched one hurry in the last two weeks, a hurry against the Panthers.

He also failed to record any traditional stats this week. This is the second time in the last three games that McPhee has failed to crack the stat sheet.

Finally, this was the third time this season and the first since Week 2, that he was out-snapped by Ryan Anderson.


Inside Linebackers (5 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Mason Foster * 60 100%
Zach Brown * 46 77%
Josh Harvey-Clemons 14 23%
Shaun Dion Hamilton ST Only 0%
Zach Vigil ST Only 0%

Mason Foster- Foster played on every defensive snap for the third week in a row, but failed to lead the team in total tackles and post double-digit takedowns for the first time in the past four games.

He did tie two other players for second place on the team with 6 combined tackles (4 solo). None of those tackles were counted as stops, as all but one of them came 5 or more yards past the line of scrimmage. The only one that did not was a TFL he was credited with when he touched a Carolina player 6 yards behind the LOS on a fumble recovery.

Mase secured a fumble recovery of his own when he dove on the ball after Josh Norman’s second-quarter FF. The Panthers were in field goal range prior to his recovery. Foster has now recovered one fumble in three of the last four seasons. He failed to pick up any return yards on all three of those recoveries, though.

Foster’s biggest issues on Sunday were in coverage, where he struggled mightily against the Panthers. He gave up receptions on all four of the targets thrown into his coverage and surrendered game and season highs in receiving yards (49) and receiving first downs (3) on those catches.

He also registered a hurry on one of his 7 pass-rushing snaps in the game.

Foster’s season-low 46.1 PFF grade ranked last on the team and ninth worst among all ILBs in Week 6.

Zach Brown- Zach Brown, who played on a season-high 88% of the snaps last week and struggled a bit in the game, saw his snap rate cut to 77% against the Panthers. It seems like Brown might have actually benefited from playing less, though.

He did the opposite of his fellow starting linebacker Mason Foster by leading the team in a PFF grade of 80.1. That rating ranked eighth among all inside backers this week.

Brown only allowed 2 receptions for 10 yards on his 30 coverage snaps and no first downs, after giving up a game-high 69 receiving yards and three chain movers last week in New Orleans.

ZB ranked second on the team in both solo (5) and total tackles (6). One of his takedowns went for a 1-yard loss on a 2nd-and-10 play. He did, however, miss his first tackle of the year in this game.

Josh Harvey-Clemons- Josh Harvey-Clemons played on just under a quarter of the defensive snaps (23% and 14 snaps) against the Panthers.

He spent 11 of his 14 snaps in coverage. He gave up receptions on all three of the targets thrown his way, but Carolina only gained 8 yards, gained 1 yard of YAC and didn’t pick up any first downs on those catches. All three targets thrown in Harvey-Clemons’ coverage went to Christian McCaffrey.

JCH tackled CMC on two of those catches, one of which stopped the Panthers 3 yards shy of the first-down marker on third down and was counted as a defensive stop. In all, Harvey-Clemons made 3 solo and 4 total tackles in the game, numbers which tied and set new career highs respectively for the second-year inside backer.

His 71.5 PFF grade for Sunday’s game ranked fourth on the defense.

He ranks 10th in yards per coverage snap allowed among all off-ball LBs this season.

Zach Vigil- Zach Vigil did not play on defense in Sunday’s game. He has only been in for one defensive play since Week 1, when he got 16 snaps against the Cardinals’ offense (16 total defensive snaps).

However, Vigil has stayed active on special teams, where he has played a minimum of 16 snaps in every game this season. Unfortunately, he has yet to record a single stat on his 99 specials snaps in 2018.

Shaun Dion Hamilton- At least Vigil has gotten some work on defense this season. Shaun Dion Hamilton hasn’t even sniffed the field when Greg Manusky’s unit has been out there. SDH did, however, make his presence known on special teams for the second time in the Skins’ last three games.


Cornerbacks (6 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Josh Norman * 60 100%
Quinton Dunbar * 60 100%
Fabian Moreau * 52 87%
Greg Stroman ST Only 0%
Danny Johnson ST Only 0%
Adonis Alexander Inactive N/A

Josh Norman- Josh Norman desperately needed a bounce-back performance against his former team after last week’s disaster in New Orleans, and boy, did he have one.

Norman allowed 4-of-5 passes thrown his way to be caught for 44 yards and 2 first downs. Somebody caught that fifth target, but that somebody was Josh Norman, who recorded what was the first interception (7-yard return) in his last 20 games. You have to go all the way back to the Redskins’ Week 16 game on Christmas Eve in 2016 to find the last time Norman got a pick (2 interceptions).

The interception snapped what had become the second longest streak of games without an interception in Norman’s career (21 games between the 2012 and 2014 seasons). The pick was also counted as his first PD of the entire season.

Three of his five tackles in the game came on passes he allowed. J-No forced a fumble on a catch allowed by Mason Foster and Foster made the recovery on the play. This was Norman’s first forced fumble since Week 2 of last season (at Rams) and it marked the second time in his career that he intercepted a pass and forced a fumble in the same game (Week 1 of the 2015 season).

No defensive back has forced more fumbles than Norman has since both the 2014 (9) and 2015 (8) seasons. He ranks third among all DBs in forced fumbles since 2016 (5) and 2017 (3).

Norman’s 73.0 PFF rating ranked second on the defense this past Sunday.

Quinton Dunbar- Quinton Dunbar low-key played just about as poorly against the Panthers as Norman did against the Saints last week.

Dunny was allowed personal season highs and game highs in targets (9), receptions (7), receiving yards (89), first downs (5) and touchdowns (2). The only one of those figures that didn’t represent a career worst for him was the 9 targets (targeted 10 times at San Francisco last season).

No other Redskins player has allowed more targets, receptions and first downs in a game this year. Josh Norman is the only other Washington player who has allowed that many TDs (2 at Saints) and has allowed more yards (101 vs. Packers) in one contest.

I also want to take a second to emphasize that Dunbar was primarily responsible for surrendering a third of Carolina’s passing first downs (3-of-15), their two longest plays (22 and 23 yards) and both of their touchdowns in Sunday’s game. He has now allowed a touchdown in three of his last four games. Dunbar and Norman rank 64th (1.33) and 65th (1.34) in yards per coverage snap among the 75 corners who have spent at least 100 snaps in coverage this season.

Fabian Moreau- Moreau played 52 snaps and saw a snap rate of over 80% for the third time this year.

The second-year corner out of UCLA was targeted on 4 of his 38 coverage snaps and allowed 3 receptions for 32 yards and a career-worst 3 first downs on those plays. Two of the first downs allowed by Moreau occurred on Panthers’ third downs. One of his two solo tackles was made after he allowed a catch.

Moreau is the only one of the Redskins’ top three corners who have not allowed 100 passing yards yet this season (99 yards). In fact, he is the only one of the trio that has yet to allow 200 yards.

Greg Stroman- Stroman was relegated to a special-teams only role after his brief, yet disastrous defensive performance last week against the Saints.

He is one of just two cornerbacks who have played on 15 or fewer coverage snaps and allowed a touchdown this season (Natrell Jamerson).

Danny Johnson- Danny Johnson only got time on special teams for the fifth straight game to start his career. Johnson suffered a broken forearm in the game, but hopes to be able to avoid missing any time because of it.

The team worked several corners early this week, but I’m not sure why they don’t just give our next player a shot.

Adonis Alexander- Seven of the last ten players picked in the supplemental draft prior to this year played in at least one game the year they were drafted. Why can’t Adonis Alexander be a part of that majority? He has yet to find his way off the inactive list this season.


Safeties (5 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Montae Nicholson * 60 100%
D.J. Swearinger * 60 100%
Deshazor Everett ST Only 0%
Kenny Ladler ST Only 0%
Troy Apke Inactive N/A

D.J. Swearinger- D.J. Swearinger had yet another big game for the Redskins defense.

Dayario Jamal (yes that is his real name), or D.J., did allow 2-of-4 targets thrown into his coverage to be caught for first downs and a total of 26 yards, but he only gave up 3 yards after the catch and made the tackle to end both plays.

His 7 total tackles (4 solo) led the team, which marks the second time he has led the Redskins in tackles this season (Week 1 at Arizona). Three of those tackles were counted as stops; Carolina gained one or fewer yards on those plays.

Swearinger only rushed on two of his snaps, but he got home on both plays. He recorded the team’s only sack of the game when he got to Newton and forced him to fumble on the final play of the first quarter. Carolina recovered the ball, but they ended up turning it over two plays later. That play gave Swearinger his first sack and forced fumble of the year; he finished 2017 with just one FF and a half sack.

On his other rush, he hit Newton in the end zone and would’ve scored a safety if Cam Newton had not gotten rid of the ball. Two-for-two is a pretty good pass-rushing line for a safety, if I do say so myself.

Montae Nicholson- This was the fourth game in which Montae Nicholson has played on 100% of the snaps for the Redskins this season.

Most importantly, he had something of a small bounce-back performance after two straight disappointing outings against the Packers and Saints. Nicholson was targeted three times on his 43 coverage snaps and only allowed one reception of 15 yards for a first down.

He also recorded 2 solo tackles and 1 assist (3 total tackles) and didn’t whiff on a single tackle attempt for the first time this season.

Deshazor Everett- Everett didn’t play a single snap on defense for the first time this year. He had been in on at least 2 defensive snaps in each of the team’s last 10 contests.

Kenny Ladler- Ladler has played in all four of the Redskins’ games since Troy Apke’s injury, but he has yet to set foot on the field with the defense.

Troy Apke- Troy Apke’s hamstring kept him on the sidelines and inactive for the fourth straight game. He has only played in one game so far this year (Week 1 at Arizona).

Apke was one of 18 safeties selected in last year’s draft. Three of them went on IR before the season began. Apke is the only one of the remaining 15 who has not played in at least 3 games. The average number of games played by those 15 safeties (including Apke) is 5.13.

This section is very similar to what I wrote about Geron Christian in the offensive article. The point here is that the Redskins are getting absolutely nothing out of their third and fourth round picks from this year’s draft. I personally wasn’t a fan of either selection on draft day and pretty much everything that has happened since then has only reinforced that sentiment.


Defense (26 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Mason Foster * 69 100% Pernell McPhee 14 20%
Montae Nicholson * 69 100% Ryan Anderson 5 7%
Josh Norman * 69 100% Deshazor Everett 2 3%
D.J. Swearinger * 69 100% Greg Stroman 1 1%
Quinton Dunbar * 68 99% Shaun Dion Hamilton ST Only 0%
Jonathan Allen * 65 94% Ziggy Hood ST Only 0%
Daron Payne * 64 93% Danny Johnson ST Only 0%
Preston Smith * 62 90% Kenny Ladler ST Only 0%
Fabian Moreau * 58 84% Tim Settle ST Only 0%
Ryan Kerrigan * 57 83% Zach Vigil ST Only 0%
Zach Brown * 50 72% Adonis Alexander Inactive N/A
Josh Harvey-Clemons 19 28% Troy Apke Inactive N/A
Matt Ioannidis 18 26% Caleb Brantley Inactive N/A


Special Teams (31 Players)
Player Snaps Snap % Player Snaps Snap %
Deshazor Everett 24 83% Kapri Bibbs 7 24%
Greg Stroman 24 83% Matt Ioannidis 7 24%
Zach Vigil 24 83% Ziggy Hood 6 21%
Danny Johnson 22 76% Tony Bergstrom 5 17%
Shaun Dion Hamilton 20 69% Ty Nsekhe 5 17%
Josh Harvey-Clemons 20 69% Brandon Scherff 5 17%
Kenny Ladler 20 69% Jonathan Allen 4 14%
Jeremy Sprinkle 17 59% Casey Dunn 4 14%
Ryan Anderson 15 52% Ryan Kerrigan 4 14%
Brian Quick 15 52% Daron Payne 4 14%
Dustin Hopkins 11 38% Chase Roullier 4 14%
Montae Nicholson 10 34% Quinton Dunbar 1 3%
Nick Sundberg 10 34% Pernell McPhee 1 3%
Tress Way 10 34% Morgan Moses 1 3%
Tim Settle 9 31% Paul Richardson 1 3%
Fabian Moreau 8 28%

Snaps- Ben Kotwica’s group utilized 31 players over the course of 24 special teams snaps in Sunday’s matchup with the Panthers. Of those 31 players, 16 were from the defense, 12 were from the offense and three were specialists.

Deshazor Everett, Danny Johnson and Zach Vigil led the team with the most teams snaps this week (19 each). Everett has led the team in specials snaps in every game this season.

Dustin Hopkins- This may have been Dustin Hopkins’ best career game as a field goal kicker. He hit on both extra points and connected on field goals from 29, 49 and 56 yards out. The 56-yarder was a new career high for Hopkins, whose longest kick as a pro (including preseason postseason) was 54 yards and that kick was made in Week 6 of the 2015 season.

This wasn’t just his longest kick in the pros, either. His career long during his four years at Florida State was 55 yards.

Hop, who had only made one kick of 50-plus yards between Week 11 of the 2016 season and the end of last year, has already made two field goals from 50 or more yards out this season. He has only missed one field goal or extra point all season.

Hopkins booted four of his six kickoffs for touchbacks. The Panthers gained a total of 37 yards between their two returns and took the ball out to the 28 and 16 yard lines on those plays.

Tress Way- Tress Way punted the ball four times for 161 yards and a 41-yard average. Two of those punts were downed inside the 20 at the 3 and 6 yards lines.

That brings Way’s total of punts downed inside the 20 to nine, which is quite impressive considering he has not punted a ball that ended up as a touchback once this entire season. Way and Bengals Punter Kevin Huber are the only players who have pinned their opponent’s inside the 20 five or more times without also punting at least one ball that went for a touchback.

Of Way’s other two punts on Sunday, one was fair caught at the 34-yard line and the other was fielded but Carolina gained no yards on the play before fumbling the ball away. This is the third time this season the Redskins have not allowed any punt return yards in a game. The Rams and the Saints are the only other teams that have accomplished this feat.

Kick Coverage- The aforementioned fumble on Way’s first punt of the afternoon was forced by rookie Shaun Dion Hamilton and recovered by Jeremy Sprinkle. The takeaway led to a Redskins touchdown on the team’s very next play. SDH is now tied for the team lead in solo special teams tackles this season (3).

Way’s last two punts were both downed inside Carolina’s own 10. Brian Quick downed the first of the two at the Panther’s 3-yard line and Samaje Perine downed the other at their 6. On the Perine punt, Carolina was called for a holding penalty and they would take over at their own 3.

Dustin Hopkins made his first tackle of the season when he shutdown Curtis Samuel’s 20-yard return at the Carolina 28. Danny Johnson and Kenny Ladler combined to stop a 17-yard Samuel return at the Panthers’ 16-yard line. Ladler ranks first on team with 4 total teams tackles.

Kickoff Returns- Carolina kicked off a total of four times in Sunday’s contest. Two of the four kicks went for touchbacks, while Jeremy Sprinkle and Kapri Bibbs returned the other two 6 and 18 yards out to the Washington 31 and 20-yard lines, respectively. Sprinkle’s return was the first of his career.

It also needs to be noted that Kapri Bibbs took Greg Stroman’s kickoff return spot alongside Danny Johnson. Bibbs and Johnson lined up in the end zone to return all four of Carolina’s kickoffs.

Punt Returns- Stroman did remain as the team’s punt returner. He allowed the first Carolina punt to land inside the 10-yard line and bounce into the end zone for a touchback and fair caught a ball at Washington 36 on his next punt. He gained a career long 10 yards on his only return of the afternoon before being tackled at the Carolina 33-yard line.

*All statistics are courtesy of ESPN, NBC Sports,, NFL Gamebooks, Pro Football Focus, Pro Football Reference, and The Washington Post*


If you could redo the 2018 draft, which of the following players would you have the Redskins select with their 13th overall pick?

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