By Chris Roling
The Washington Redskins like everything about Terry McLaurin.
That includes — believe it or not — his play on special teams.
When the Redskins grabbed McLaurin in the third round, it looked like the team was simply trying to give Dwayne Haskins a comfortable target while also trying to fix the problem at wideout.
Head coach Jay Gruden has said otherwise, per Andrew Breitfelder of Redskins.com:
“We were obviously looking to add to our receiving corps a little bit, and he gives us a nice blend with a combination of speed and toughness. He’s actually our special teams No. 1 player on the board as far as what he does in that unit – covering kicks, flyer on punt.”
Poetically, McLaurin has already been a major standout on special teams in camp.
With guys like Paul Richardson in front of him on the depth chart, there is always an outside chance McLaurin ends up relegated to this role early on as a rookie.
And based on the commentary coming from the team, everyone would be just fine with that.
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