Redskins

Redskins

Back at work in OTAs, much of the Redskins depth chart seems set for the 2017 season barring injuries. There are a few spots, however, where there is a clear starter but no clear backup. 

  1. Slot WR - Jamison Crowder is an established playmaker in the slot, and 2017 could be the year he breaks out as a star. Behind Crowder though the Redskins lack a true slot man. Ryan Grant runs good routes but doesn't have the quickness of Crowder. At 6-foot, he's also bigger than most true slot receivers and better suited for the outside. The other wideouts on the team are clearly not built for the slot. Undrafted rookie Levern Jacobs has the size and speed to play the slot, but will have a lot to prove to the Redskins coaches. 
  2. Strong safety - The Redskins decided late in the 2016 season that Su'a Cravens would move from inside linebacker to strong safety. Players and coaches are excited about the move, but behind Cravens on the roster, the 'Skins have more guys suited for the free safety role than the strong spot. Fourth-round draft pick Montae Nicholson could play strong, but he's expected to begin training camp on the PUP list. Stay tuned for the strong safety depth chart, as it will probably change throughout August.
  3. Right guard - Brandon Scherff hasn't missed a start in two seasons with the Redskins, and it's a good thing because the franchise doesn't have a clear backup. Arie Kouandjio is the swing guard, and behind him would likely be rookie Chase Roullier. Kouandjio might push Shawn Lauvao for snaps this summer - might. If he does, things could get very interesting for interior line depth.

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