Doug Williams says Redskins needs a ‘go-to’ wide receiver
The Washington Redskins have a number of voids to fill in the 2019 NFL Draft. It seems senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams has an idea of which positions they should focus on this week.
He has been vocal about the team’s need for a future franchise quarterback. According to JP Finlay of NBC Sports, Williams is also hoping to find a safety net to pair him with.
Doug Williams on Redskins WR group- “We need a go to guy”
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) April 22, 2019
There is certainly plenty of truth to Williams’ comments. The Redskins have somewhat managed to temporarily stabilize some depth at quarterback with the addition of Case Keenum.
Although there is still plenty of speculation regarding the team’s future plans under center, they will eventually need to find a bonafide No. 1 option in the passing game.
Wide receiver Jamison Crowder signed with the New York Jets in free agency this offseason. As a result, the receiving corps is now headed by Josh Doctson, Paul Richardson Jr., Trey Quinn, and Tre McBride. It is safe to say that none of these wideouts have established themselves as go-to options.
This means the Redskins could be inclined to add a couple of potential playmakers in the draft this week. They currently own the 15th overall pick which puts them in a solid position to do so.
Players such as Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf or Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown could be intriguing options for them.
It will be interesting to see which direction they ultimately decide to go in.