The Redskins selected Ohio State wide receiver Terry McLaurin with the 76th pick of the NFL Draft on Friday night.
McLaurin is a pure route runner with elite speed and somebody that helps immediately on special teams. He stands just 6 feet tall, so he doesn't have the size that Senior VP of Player Personnel Doug Williams talked about during the pre-draft process, but he does have familiarity with quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
Last season, McLaurin caught 35 passes for 701 yards and 11 touchdowns, all from Haskins. He proved to be a dependable receiver for the Buckeyes while showing the ability to gain separation in space.
"I see myself as a deep ball receiver with the ability to take the top off any defense," he said after becoming a Redskin. "I grew up liking DeSean Jackson's game."
He ran a 4.35 40-yard-dash at the NFL Scouting Combine and had the fastest top speed recorded during the Senior Bowl in January. McLaurin will now be among the fastest players on the Redskins offense but is not considered just a vertical threat.
With the departure of Jamison Crowder, Washington had to add talent to their receiving group. McLaurin fits the bill.
Haskins, understandably, is clearly a big fan of the pick.
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr🌹 (@dh_simba7) April 27, 2019
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