This offseason the Redskins made a clear effort to get bigger at wide receiver. The team lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon in free agency. While both players were 1,000 yard wideouts, neither was particularly big.
Since their departure, Washington has signed 6-foot-5 Terrelle Pryor and 6-foot-4 Brian Quick. And now in the sixth round, Bruce Allen tabbed Georgia State WR Robert Davis. He follows that trend.
Here are three things to know:
- Size - Davis goes 6-foot-3 and weighs 220 lbs. He's a big guy that still has speed, with 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash.
- Measurables - He had a good combine, putting his name on the radar on a number of teams. His broad jump of 136 inches was the best of all receivers in Indianapolis, and his vertical jump of 41 inches ranked second among all WRs. And he bench pressed 225 lbs. 19 times, good for 2nd in the receiver group as well.
- Pedigree - Robert Davis' cousin? That would be Thomas Davis, linebacker for the Bucs.
Paint the picture of Robert Davis? He's a guy with great athleticism, size and measurables. With the right system and the right coaching, he could possibly develop into an asset for the Redskins. And in the end of the 6th round, tough to ask for much more than that.
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It's a very small consolation, but on Friday, the Redskins finally picked up their compensatory third-round pick for losing Kirk Cousins in free agency last year.
That's not the only new selection they now have in their arsenal for the 2019 NFL Draft, though.
In addition to that third-rounder, Washington also netted a fifth-rounder, a sixth-rounder and a seventh-rounder, too. The four picks is a bit of a surprise, as most expected the Burgundy and Gold would be awarded with only three.
Bruce Allen has explained in the past how the 'Skins value compensatory picks, which teams receive based on the contracts their own free agents sign with new franchises. Last offseason, the Redskins saw Cousins, Ryan Grant, Spencer Long and Trent Murphy all cash in on the open market.
In total, Washington now has nine picks in the upcoming draft, with two each in the third, fifth and seventh rounds. They traded away their fourth-round spot for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
Losing homegrown players like Cousins and Co. is certainly not ideal, but by letting those types of guys depart, the Redskins do set themselves up for more swings in April.
That part of the strategy has paid off. The next step? Making those picks count.
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For most humans, a workout on the treadmill consists of the following steps:
1) Get on with plans of running at a high speed for a long time.
2) Realize three minutes in that you have no interest in running either at a high speed or for a long time because running on a treadmill is really one of the more awful things you can subject yourself to on this planet.
3) Get off.
On Friday, though, Derrius Guice shared something on Twitter that shows his attitude toward the treadmill is very different from most humans.
LOOK. AT. THIS. DAMN. VIDEO:
Judging by the speed and tilt of the machine, the Redskins' second-year RB turned every setting on that thing to its maximum number. Even the obnoxious overachievers at your gym don't have the courage to go above level 8.
Honestly, he's going so hard that you almost feel bad for the treadmill. Someone get that treadmill into an ice bath ASAP.
Earlier this week, Guice provided an update on his comeback from a torn ACL, saying he's still "strong as an ox" and "getting it back." If this is what it looks like when he's "getting it back," what's it going to be like when he's fully gotten it back?
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