It never felt like the defense was prepared to get the most out of Norman’s skills, forcing him to line up in man coverage when that wasn’t his strength. No. 24 was at his best when he could sit in a zone and use his instincts, not when he had to rely on his mediocre speed in one-on-one matchups.
As for a youth movement at cornerback, it’s coming, ready or not. Quinton Dunbar is in the last year of his deal and will be 28 when the season starts. Fabian Moreau will be in the last year of his rookie deal and will be 26 when the season starts. Jimmy Moreland had an up and down rookie year in 2019 and will be 25 when the season starts this fall.
Making all three cuts would open up over $23 million in cap space before what figures to be an active offseason in D.C.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS: Chase Young, DE, Ohio State. Young is the best player in the draft. Period. He would be a perfect fit in Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio’s 4-3 defense.
Given his potential, Anderson could fetch himself a pretty lucrative contract, but there is something of gamble for any club bringing him in as he’s yet to truly prove he can be a No. 1 receiver.
The 5-foot-11, 215-pound senior finished the season with a career-high 87 tackles, along with 8.5 tackles for loss and 1 interception. For his career, Brooks has 237 tackles, 27.5 TFLs and 4 INTs, including two his sophomore year.