Washington Redskins Training Camp Profile: WR Terry McLaurin
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By Ian Cummings

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 02: Wide receivers (from left) Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin of Ohio State, Emmanuel Butler of Northern Arizona and Tyre Brady of Marshall look on during day three of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Every draft season, there are workout warriors who bolster their draft stock with exceptional combine performances.

These workout warriors often carry a distinct profile, for the very nature of their game is often incomplete. Players often rely on physical talents, over mental depth and development, to convince a team to bank on their potential.

There are players who qualify as the inverse, but the NFL Combine gives workout warriors a chance to quantify their own athletic traits, and effectively categorize themselves into historical testing quadrants. It’s the workout warrior moniker that’s so dangerous. With its ability to coax a team into taking an incomplete prospect too early.

And it’s the reason Terry McLaurin is such an enticing prospect for the Washington Redskins.

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McLaurin wasn’t supposed to be a workout warrior. A tireless worker with a complete game and a well-developed understanding of route nuance and leverage, McLaurin came to the NFL Combine without a need for the workout warrior boon. And yet, he got it anyway, posting a 4.35 40-yard dash, a 125-inch broad jump, and a 37.5-inch vertical jump. All this, at 6-foot-0, 210...



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