Redskins: Speed now biggest need from receiver position
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By Jacob Camenker

With Alex Smith set to take over as the Washington Redskins starting quarterback, they are going to have to get some new weapons. Namely, they have to find some sort of speed threat for their offense.

The Redskins have already made a major splash this offseason by acquiring franchise quarterback Alex Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs. The move signaled the end of the Kirk Cousins era in Washington and has ushered in a gray area for the team. They now have Smith, and still should be competitive, but the long term questions they have at the quarterback position remain unanswered.

Still, Smith will be given the chance to hold down the job for the next five seasons, as his contract with the team runs for that amount of time. But to ensure that Smith has success, the Redskins are going to have to find some extra talent at the receiver position.

Josh Doctson showed flashes of solid No. 2 ability last year, but he’s not going to be fast enough to be a top option. Jamison Crowder is a very good slot receiver, but he shouldn’t be counted upon to play outside. Ryan Grant is a great route runner, but he’s a free agent. Even if he’s retained, the Redskins need to add a receiver with No. 1 ability. And the most important element of that will be finding a speed...



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