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Redskins Season Predictions: Two-Deep Opening Day Depth Chart

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For the first time in a long time, the Redskins have talented starters almost across the board, and decent depth behind them.

I do not expect much competition this summer for starting positions, with left guard and cornerback (opposite Josh Norman) being the two exceptions. I do however expect there to be some pretty intense position battles for back-up spots come training camp.

RB - Who will be the back-up to feature back Derrius Guice?

WR - This should be an interesting camp battle. Can new-comers Cam Simms and Simmie Cobbs overtake veterans like Brain Quick and Maurice Harris? Will Robert Davis step up in year two, and take on a more prominent role in the offense? Can Trey Quinn play all three receiver spots?

LT - Who will back up Trent Williams? Will it be the rookie Garon Christian or veteran Ty Nsekhe. Nsekhe struggled with the speed rush last year, and I believe Christian has the better athleticism to match up against speed on the outside.

LG - Will it be Shawn Lauvao or Ty Nsekhe on the left side? Can TJ Clemmings and Kyle Kalis be quality back-ups at guard?

NT - Can rookie Tim Settle beat out veterans Phil Taylor and Ziggy Hood for a spot behind Payne?

CB - Who will win the starting spot opposite Josh Norman? Who will be the primary slot corner replacing the departed Kendall Fuller?

S - The depth is a bit shaky (to say the least) behind starters DJ Swearinger and Montae Nicholson. Can Troy Apke contribute as a rookie?

Here is my projected two-deep before the start of training camp next month.


QB - Alex Smith, Colt McCoy

RB - Derrius Guice, Samaje Perine

3rd down back - Chris Thompson, Byron Marshall

WR (X) - Josh Doctson, Brian Quick

WR (Z) - Paul Richardson, Robert Davis

WR (slot) - Jamison Crowder, Trey Quinn

TE - Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis

LT - Trent Williams, Geron Christian

LG - Shawn Lauvao/Ty Nsekhe

C - Chase Roullier, Tony Bergstrom

RG - Brandon Scherff, T.J. Clemmings

RT - Morgan Moses, Ty Nsekhe


DE - Matt Ioannidis, Stacy McGee

NT - DaRon Payne, Tim Settle

DE - Jonathan Allen, Anthony Lanier

OLB - Ryan Kerrigan, Ryan Anderson

OLB - Preston Smith, Pernell McPhee

MLB (MIKE) - Mason Foster, Zach Vigil/Shaun Dion-Hamilton

MLB (JACK) - Zach Brown, Josh Harvey-Clemons

CB - Josh Norman, Orlando Scandrick

CB - Quinton Dunbar/Fabian Moreau

Slot CB - Orlando Scandrick, Joshua Holsey

SS - D.J. Swearinger, Deshazor Everett

FS - Montae Nicholson, Deshazor Everett/Troy Apke


How good is the 2018 Redskins two-deep?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Best it’s been in decades
    (378 votes)
  • 58%
    Solid, but still has a few holes
    (988 votes)
  • 15%
    About league average
    (265 votes)
  • 3%
    Lacks quality starters and depth at multiple positions
    (54 votes)
  • 0%
    Well below league average
    (6 votes)
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