Pre-draft visits news continues as word comes out that Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown will visit the Redskins tomorrow. Brown is one of the top receivers in this year’s draft, and is likely a 1st round pick. The Redskins have two reported visits with draft prospects so far, QBs Drew Lock and Daniel Jones.
The Redskins are going to draft a WR(or two) this year, the question is when. They lost Jamison Crowder in free agency. Paul Richardson, Jr. was lost for the season last year. Josh Doctson is entering the final year of his rookie deal and everyone’s still waiting for his breakout season. But they did re-sign Brian Quick.
(Source: Washington Post)
From our draft profile:
How He Would Fit On The Redskins
A.J. Brown is obviously one of the best receivers in this draft. I think his athleticism is just fine generally speaking but I can also see the concern criticisms people raise regarding that aspect of this game. You have to know what he is and play to his strengths. That is obviously his ability to create separation over the middle, his reliable hands, and his ability to pick up yards after the catch. For the Redskins, I wouldn’t be mad if they tried him outside but there is nothing wrong is a big go-to receiver in the slot. Brown would easily be the strongest and most balanced receiver have on the team and would represent an interesting transition at the position assuming Jamison Crowder leaves in FA. Brown would also be a nice security blanket for any QB who takes snaps under center next season. He won’t run a 4.3 but he understands angles and space and definitely can take short catches and make them big gains. I also think Brown would be a nice fit in the current timing based west coast offense the Redskins run. If you can hit him in stride rather than on an out or a comeback he can do a lot of damage. Brown is probably considered one of the safest picks in the draft at the position which is high praise for any wide receiver. He could easily become the Redskins #1 option working out of the slot.