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The Redskins Should Leave No Stone Unturned In The Search For Cornerback Help

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With a lack of experience at cornerback, Washington may look towards free agency for veteran help.

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When the season ended for Washington, many believed that cornerback Kendall Fuller was part of the building blocks for the future. Younger players like rookie Fabian Moreau and third-year cornerback Quinton Dunbar were likely to gain significant playing time with the possible loss of Bashaud Breeland to free agency. The Moreau and Dunbar plan was acceptable and thorough, due to the team’s inexperience at cornerback. However, Washington now has more of a hole than expected following the end of the season.

After Fuller was swapped in exchange for Alex Smith, the question now becomes what do the Redskins do to shore up their defensive backfield? Depth and youth was a luxury at the cornerback position for Washington, and now, that inexperience may be a hindrance early on.

Rookie cornerbacks like Moreau and Joshua Holsey were non-factors when it came to playing time defensively, they did not get on the field for more than a few snaps for the season. With that being said, from a coach’s perspective, having confidence in yourself as a teacher and your player as one who will develop accordingly, you would expect youth and inexperience to be a non-factor. However, making sure the position group is filled out and competent from top-down is also vital.

Although things may change before free agency starts, there are currently a few veterans slated to hit the open market that the Redskins should consider signing. Players like Prince Amukamara, Morris Claiborne, Kyle Fuller (yes, I know, the irony), Shareece Wright, and Byron Maxwell can fill out the position nicely.

The desired route to getting help at the position may be the draft, which is fine, but there is no guarantee that the players’ fans expect to do well will perform up to expectations. My expectations are for Quinton Dunbar to start opposite side of Josh Norman, and Fabian Moreau is lining up inside at the slot cornerback position. Any of the players mentioned can provide the depth and experience needed for that position and can be part of any plans if Josh Norman is not around for the 2019 seasons.

There are a couple of options in play for the Redskins at cornerback, what exactly do you expect out of them for the off-season? Comment and vote.

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What do you expect Washington to do at the cornerback position?

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  • 49%
    Look for help via free agency (Who?)
    (473 votes)
  • 31%
    Look for help via draft (Who?)
    (301 votes)
  • 1%
    Trade (Who?)
    (12 votes)
  • 18%
    Nothing, Staying In-House
    (179 votes)
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