Washington Redskins rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin is absolutely dominating the competition in training camp.
The Washington Redskins made the wide receiver position a priority when they took Terry McLaurin in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. McLaurin being the Ohio State teammate of new Redskins franchise quarterback Dwayne Haskins is just the cherry on top. This guy is a fantastic player who has a ton of upside at the next level.
McLaurin is an extremely gifted player and the Redskins lack proven talent at the wide receiver position. He will undoubtedly have an opportunity to make an impact on the field in 2019 and is making the most out of his chances early in training camp.
This guy is absolutely dominating the competition in training camp, with highlights of him making plays popping up all over the place. Here he is making a fool out of former All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman:
Here he is making another defender look foolish with another double-move:
Clearly, McLaurin can create space on his routes, but he can also make contested catches and high-point the ball extremely well:
This guy is putting on a show in training camp, but if you watched McLaurin at Ohio State, none of this should be a surprise. At 6-foot-0, 208 pounds, McLaurin has a good combination of size and speed on the outside.
He is a shifty receiver who consistently creates space on his routes and routinely makes defenders miss in the open field. He changes speeds extremely well, can stop and start on a dime and can turn on the burners when needed.
His offensive value is obvious, but McLaurin is also a tremendous special teams asset. The Redskins will be able to count on him as a valuable gunner on kick and punt teams. However, as good as he looks on offense, they might not want to waste him on special teams.
His rapport with Haskins is the cherry on top here. Haskins may not be Washington’s primary starting quarterback in 2019, but he is undoubtedly their franchise quarterback. Haskins will get an opportunity to prove himself soon, and honestly, the future success of their franchise heavily relies on his ability to transition to the NFL.
Having a familiar face in McLaurin will certainly help Haskins during his rookie season. If McLaurin can continue to make plays like this in training camp, he is not only going to see immediate playing time, he is going to be a focal point of the Washington Redskins offense.