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Mason/Brennan Preseason Hype! Awards: 2018 Redskins Offseason Edition. Who’s got the hype!

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The Redskins first preseason game is Thursday, who’s got the hype leading up to Week 1 of the preseason?

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Danny Johnson at Redskins minicamp
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The Mason/Brennan Preseason Hype! Award has been given out unofficially by the fans for years to each preseason's most hyped players, but now we've made it official, and will bring it to a vote.

This week's vote will cover the entire offseason leading up to Thursday’s game against the Patriots. Place your vote for who you feel has been the most hyped player up to this point, whether the hype is deserved or not.

The Rules:

1. Player must have been drafted late or signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent. Players that have only been on other teams practice squads that are signed by the team are also eligible.

2. A player that has been on the team for several years is still eligible if most of that time has been spent on the practice squad, inactive, or with very limited productivity/time

How have past Mason/Brennan winners done in thr NFL after receiving this glorious award?

The Candidates:

CB Danny Johnson

Johnson has been getting love from a lot of people since joining the Redskins as an UDFA this year. The most important love of all has come from Head Coach Jay Gruden who mentions him a lot during his pressers. Johnson has been making plays throughout camp, and is expected to shine in the preseason. Many people have him as a sleeper for the last spot in the secondary. His hype is on the rise.

OLB Pete Robertson

Pete Robinson as most fans still call him will make people remember his name in the preseason. Robinson is another player that gets official hype from his head coach, and from fellow players including his cousin Trent Williams. Robinson will push to have the team keep a 5th OLB this year.

WR Maurice Harris

Is Harris still eligible for this award after being in 16 games for the Redskins over his two year career? Hell yes he is. 12 career catches and the best TD catch of the season last year hasn’t knocked him out of the Hype! awards just yet. Harris was an UDFA two years ago and was cut before last season started. He wasn’t activated until November, but his believers have faith that he should be getting a lot more playing time. He has had a phenomenal camp, could this be his year to actually do something consistently?

CB Adonis Alexander

Supplemental 6th round draft picks have ZERO chance of being cut this year, or so I have been told. Alexander was a hyped player last year, but took a fall and the Skins were able to scoop him up for the low, low price of a 2019 6th round pick. He has all the physical tools to make it, and that’s what people are investing their hype bucks in.

ILB Shaun Dion Hamilton

Another Bama to add to the collection. SDH has been getting rave reviews from coaches and is already getting labeled a late-round steal. He's a smart player who had major injuries in college end his last two seasons. He's gonna shine in preseason if he stays healthy.

S Quin Blanding

He should have been drafted higher...or at all! Blanding is another player Redskins fans have hyped up as a potential steal at safety, a position fans and the team have needed an answer at for years. He was one of the highlights of a decent UDFA class that people are hoping can stick around this year.

ILB Josh Harvey-Clemons

What is more important than Head Coach hype? Getting the Ken Meringolo hype seal of approval! JHC has been a certified hype machine in camp and is the first one in at ILB when either starter isn’t available. Another physical hype player who has some things the Redskins defense have been missing. And those Kam Chancellor draft comparisons...

WR Cam Sims

WR? check. 6’5”? check. Making plays in camp in drills designed for the receiver to have an advantage? check. We've have all the ingredients for a presesson hype monster here.

S Kenny Ladler

Can a former CFL star make it on the Redskins, or will he be heading north after the roster cuts next month. Ladler has a lot of the beat guys penciling his name in as a sleeper candidate to make the team, and has been all over the field in training camp.

WR Trey Quinn

Trey Quinn was insulted when he heard he was nominated for this award, and immediately gave me an award for being an idiot(this is proudly displayed in my living room next to my journalism degree from Yuengling University). Mr. Irrelevant is the favorite son of fans and coaches alike. He has been called a lock to make the roster by 97% of the world, and the other 3% are on the list. This hype has broken every measuring device we have at Hogs Haven.

Poll

Who has the most hype heading into the first preseason game?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    CB Danny Johnson
    (98 votes)
  • 9%
    OLB Pete Robertson
    (72 votes)
  • 10%
    WR Maurice Harris
    (78 votes)
  • 2%
    CB Adonis Alexander
    (22 votes)
  • 5%
    ILB Shaun Dion Hamilton
    (41 votes)
  • 1%
    S Quin Blanding
    (9 votes)
  • 6%
    ILB Josh Harvey-Clemons
    (45 votes)
  • 0%
    WR Cam Sims
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    S Kenny Ladler
    (12 votes)
  • 49%
    WR Trey Quinn
    (369 votes)
750 votes total Vote Now