With all the signs pointing to DeSean Jackson departing D.C. and signing a more expensive contract elsewhere, the Redskins will be in the market for another receiver who could moonlight as a world-class sprinter and function as a deep threat.
And while that would be a hyperbole when talking about some free agent wideout options, it appears Washington is looking at one guy who literally could (and has, in fact) compete with the fastest people around the globe.
There is some interest on the Redskins side when it comes to Marquise Goodwin, according to the Washington Post. The 26-year-old has been in the NFL for four seasons, all with the Bills, and would come on the cheaper side considering his up-and-down career to this point.
The owner of one of the NFL's fastest 40-yard dash times in Combine history at 4.27 seconds, Goodwin is coming off his most productive year, but his numbers still pale in comparison to Jackson, whom he'd be partly responsible for replacing. In 15 games (after suiting up just 12 times in the previous two seasons), he caught 29 passes for 431 yards and three scores.
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A 2012 Olympian, Goodwin made the long jump finals in London. He's also run the 60 and 100-yard dashes at a top level.
Along with the rumors that the Redskins are evaluating Andre Holmes, it seems like the organization is ready to overhaul what was a very dangerous group of pass catchers in 2016. If signed, Goodwin could serve as Jackson-lite (or Jackson-lite-lite?), but a transition into Jay Gruden's pass-happy scheme might be all he needs to access the potential he has along with all that speed.