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The 5 O’Clock Club: Ranking the Redskins roster — a totally subjective listing of how feel about the players

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere…

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The 5 o’clock club is published several times per week during the season, and aims to provide a forum for reader-driven discussion at a time of day when there isn’t much NFL news being published. Feel free to introduce topics that interest you in the comments below.

I’ve decided to rank the roster in order of which players I like best, down to the ones that I feel nothing for because I really know nothing about them. This is a “gut feeling” list — sort of how positively or negatively I react internally when I think about a player or hear his name.

  1. Matt Ioannidis
  2. Tress Way
  3. Vernon Davis
  4. Adrian Peterson
  5. Chris Thompson
  6. Ryan Kerrigan
  7. Quinton Dunbar
  8. Terry McLaurin
  9. Jonathan Allen
  10. Jimmy F’n Moreland
  11. Dustin Hopkins
  12. Chase Roullier
  13. Trent Williams
  14. Cole Holcomb
  15. Steven Sims
  16. Kelvin Harmon
  17. Daron Payne
  18. Nick Sundberg
  19. Montez Sweat
  20. Deshazor Everett
  21. Jeremy Reaves
  22. Derrius Guice
  23. Jon Bostic
  24. Brandon Scherff
  25. Ereck Flowers
  26. Landon Collins
  27. Jeremy Sprinkle
  28. Tim Settle
  29. Montae Nicholson
  30. Ryan Anderson
  31. Morgan Moses
  32. Paul Richardson
  33. Donald Penn
  34. Dwayne Haskins
  35. Case Keenum
  36. Trey “the Mighty” Quinn
  37. Josh Harvey-Clemons
  38. Shaun Dion Hamilton
  39. Wendell Smallwood
  40. Mike Burton
  41. Wes Martin
  42. Hale Hentges
  43. Fabian Moreau
  44. Noah Spence
  45. Troy Apke
  46. Colt McCoy
  47. Ross Pierschbacher
  48. Geron Christian
  49. Josh Norman
  50. Tony Bergstrom
  51. Aaron Colvin
  52. Treyvon Hester
  53. Tanner Vallejo
  54. Thomas Simeon
  • I would say I’m enthusiastic about the top 21.
  • I know nothing, really, about the last four on the list.
  • From 22 to 50, I have mixed feelings.

My favorite player on the field is Matt Iaonnidis, with Adrian Peterson and Terry McLaurin taking a close second & third position. A year ago, Trent Williams would have been where Terry McLaurin is now.

My favorite player off the field is Ryan Kerrigan, with Vernon Davis and Tress Way taking second & third positions.

The player whose on-field performance bothers me the most is Tony Bergstrom, with Josh Norman running second in a neck and neck race.

When it comes to my least favorite player off the field, it’s no contest; I have always hated listening to Josh Norman with a microphone in front of him. He just grates. on. my. nerves. I also have to say, I haven’t liked what I’ve seen from Dwayne Haskins when I’ve heard him speak. He seems so low energy, unmotivated, and uninspired. I always feel myself slipping into a depression whenever i hear him speak. I just don’t feel any positive connection to the young man at all, so far. I’m still rooting for him to succeed, however.

I’d love to hear about your favorite player (and maybe your least favorite) in the comments section.


What’s the most important factor to you in identifying your favorite player?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    His personality
    (17 votes)
  • 56%
    On-field performance
    (314 votes)
  • 14%
    (82 votes)
  • 1%
    Tenure with the Redskins
    (9 votes)
  • 4%
    Home grown talent — a guy we drafted
    (23 votes)
  • 3%
    Player statistics & performance measures
    (19 votes)
  • 14%
    Leadership and other intangibles
    (80 votes)
  • 1%
    Something else
    (11 votes)
555 votes total Vote Now