Geron Christian Sr. was drafted in the 3rd round in 2018, and most people knew he would need some “seasoning” in the NFL with proper coaching and strength and conditioning. Christian tore his MCL during his rookie year, setting his development back. He played in all 16 games last year, starting 2, while playing only 15% of the offensive snaps for Washington.
Fast forward to 2020, and everything is different. New season, coaching staff, and new attitude for Geron Christian Sr. He admitted that he was intimidated when he was drafted looking at Trent Williams on the left side and Morgan Moses on the right side. He has worked on his consistency, and he knew he would get his opportunity to play at some point. Washington drafted Saahdiq Charles in the 4th round this year, but he has been sidelined with a calf injury. Cornelius Lucas was signed in free agency, but seems better suited for the swing tackle spot. If Geron Christian is going to get his shot, this is his best opportunity.
Training Camp Press Conference -Geron Christian https://t.co/MWV8gmSYnz— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 25, 2020
Christian said his main goal was consistency, regardless of whether it was technique or hand placement. He wanted to make sure his feet and hands are consistent in every play.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 25, 2020
Christian wanted to show coaches that he can be consistent regardless of who he matches up against. He feels there are still some things he needs to work on, but he feels like he has shown what he can do.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 25, 2020
Getting his chance:
Christian said he knew at some point, his number would be called and he would play at some point. He just wanted to be ready for when that time came.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 25, 2020
Christian said you can tell that Chase Young is hungry to be a good player. He's focused, trying to learn and soak up everything he can.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 25, 2020
Geron Christian says of Young: “you can tell he’s hungry. He obviously works hard and you can tell his knowledge. .. always around Kerrigan or talking to Sweat a lot.”— John Keim (@john_keim) August 25, 2020
Practicing with the starters:
Christian has been working mostly with the 1s in practice, but he is not getting complacent. He's trying to focus on the little things so that he'll be ready whenever he's on the field.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) August 25, 2020
Christian says when he first came here he did not prepare the way he needed to. Saw Williams, Moses and didn’t think he’d play. “Should have been more aggressive,” Christian said. “I should have prepared harder. ... it wasn’t that I didn’t have the talent, it’s just a mindset.”— John Keim (@john_keim) August 25, 2020