I think it’s safe to say the Washington Redskins made the right decision when they mortgaged their future in draft picks for the chance to draft Robert Griffin III, while the Rams might be kicking themselves a bit for not taking RG3 for themselves.
Washington made the playoffs last year and had a 14-0 lead on the Seattle Seahawks before things really hit the fan. The Redskins wound up losing to Seattle and Griffin re-injured his knee, but there is still hope that the former Heisman Trophy winner could be ready to start by week one of the 2013 season.
With RG3 in the fold, the expectations are much, much higher for the Redskins. Here are some of their potential breakout players for 2013 from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 draft classes.
Third Year–Jarvis Jenkins, DE
After missing his entire rookie season with a knee injury, Jarvis Jenkins was able to put things together and get on the field in 2012. He played in 16 games and made some progress after the Redskins selected him in the second round in 2011.
I think for the 2013 season, Jenkins could really break out. He has talked about the fact that in what essentially amounted to his ‘rookie’ season, he was doing a lot more thinking and figuring out the speed of the NFL game rather than utilizing his full arsenal of skills.
“I’m able to play a lot faster. Now that I’ve got a year under my belt, you know, with me being hurt my first year. So now I’m coming out here, not really thinking, and just playing ball.”
I think Jenkins is going to come out with a lot of confidence in his second year of playing, and he could have a big breakout year.