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Santana Moss thinks the Redskins 'stole one' in fourth-rounder Antonio Gandy-Golden

Santana Moss thinks the Redskins 'stole one' in fourth-rounder Antonio Gandy-Golden

The Redskins ended up with one of the biggest steals of the 2019 NFL Draft when they selected Ohio State wide receiver Terry McLaurin with the 76th overall pick. As a rookie, he accounted for nearly half of the team's receiving touchdowns and came just nine yards short from breaking the franchise's rookie receiving yards record.

A year later, longtime Burgundy and Gold wideout Santana Moss believes the Redskins could have also found a steal in this year's draft with another pass-catcher.

"I think we still stole one this year," Moss said during the Redskins Schedule Release Live show on Thursday. "When you look at [Antonio] Gandy-Golden, I have high hopes for him."

Washington selected Gandy-Golden in the fourth-round of this year's draft, as he was the 18th wideout taken in a loaded class. While Gandy-Golden may not have gone to a Power Five school, all the pass-catcher did during his time at Liberty was produce.

As a junior in 2018, Gandy-Golden turned in an incredible 71-catch, 1,037-yard campaign during 2018. During his final year with the Flames, he finished with 79 catches that accounted for nearly 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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The bigger the stakes became, the more the wideout produced. Liberty played three Power Five schools during Gandy-Golden's senior season; he finished with a total of 17 catches for 237 yards and two touchdowns.

"I really think that we got the diamond in the rough," Moss said. "I heard some NFL execs talking draft day saying 'The Redskins stole one.'"

Coming from a smaller school like Liberty, Moss believes Gandy-Golden will enter Redskins Park with a chip on his shoulder and ready to prove himself.

"When you line up against somebody, your main goal is to dominate," Moss said. "I think that kid coming in there and is humble enough to know he has a job to do. I think he's hungry enough to go out there and make a difference."

At 6-foot-4, Gandy-Golden is already one of the tallest wide receivers on the Redskins roster. Moss believes the Liberty product has the size and skill set to line up at multiple spots on the field.

"Just to see what he can do, it's going to be amazing just to see where we can line this guy up at," Moss said. "I'm already thinking outside the box."

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Chase Young reveals his favorite Redskins players growing up

Chase Young reveals his favorite Redskins players growing up

Chase Young grew up in Prince George's County, Maryland, though he admits he wasn't exactly a Redskins fan. 

The star pass-rushing prospect out of Ohio State, who's expected by many to go No. 2 overall to Washington, was more of a fan of different players. It just so happens that most of his favorite players were Redskins greats. 

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"When I was growing up I liked Clinton Portis, Sean Taylor, Santana Moss, Fred Smoot," Young told NBC Sports' Mike Tirico on Lunch Talk Live. "I did go to a Redskins game at one time, I got some tickets for Christmas from my dad because I had never been to an NFL game before. But other than that experience, I didn't really have a team."

Based on his favorite players, Young likely recalls the 2005 Redskins featuring three of the four players he listed out. Portis rushed for over 1,500 yards and 11 touchdowns that season, Moss broke out for 84 catches for 1,483 yards and his only Pro Bowl selection, and Taylor started rounding into form as one of the leaders of the defense as a 22-year-old.

That Washington team went 10-6, one of two 10-win teams the franchise has had over the last 20 years. 

With the possibility of Young getting drafted by the Redskins, he could have a chance to get Washington back to the postseason and perhaps even be the next great pass-rusher from the DMV's favorite player. Everything seems to be aligned for Young to go to Washington, but it'd be naive to think anything on draft night is a sure thing.

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13 years later and Santana Moss' 'Monday Night Miracle' still brings up the best memories

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13 years later and Santana Moss' 'Monday Night Miracle' still brings up the best memories

Santana Moss was disgusted.

The 2005 Redskins had gone seven-plus quarters to start the season without a touchdown and the team's explosive new receiver couldn't believe it.

He was also confused as to why he had practiced a certain route plenty before Week 2's Monday night showdown with the Cowboys but hadn't been asked to run that route once during the contest.

So, No. 89 was down — and Clinton Portis could tell. That's when Portis went over to let Joe Gibbs know about Moss' gripe, which led to Gibbs meeting with Moss and telling him to be ready to run a "dino," otherwise known as a post-corner-post.

That turned out to be a smart decision for all involved.

Moss ended up burning the Cowboys secondary twice with the same pattern — one for 39 yards and the other for 70 — in a span of three minutes and 55 seconds. Behind those Mark Brunell-Moss connections, the 'Skins stunned their rivals 14-13 in what is known in D.C. as the "Monday Night Miracle." 

Sept. 19, 2018, marks the 13-year anniversary of the Miracle, which is one of the few moments from the 2000s that Burgundy and Gold fans can proudly look back on. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find a sequence from this century that conjures up nostalgia quicker than that two-touchdown flurry.

What's interesting is the parallel you can draw from that Washington team to this one that's 1-1 to start in 2018.

The current group is stalling on offense, too; sure, they've had more success putting up points than Gibbs' 2005 bunch, but Alex Smith and his receivers have yet to really find that spark.

Look back at 2005, though, and you'll understand how quickly that can all change. Perhaps Smith and Co. will find that connection all of the sudden, too.

Regardless, while every Redskins supporter is rightly concerned with how their squad will handle the upcoming matchup with the Packers, there's nothing wrong with taking a few minutes to reflect on the past.

In fact, it's the perfect time to reflect on all that can happen in just a few minutes.

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