Washington Redskins Should Take Flyer on Titus Young

By Devin O'Barr
Titus Young Catches Touchdown
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Titus Young and the Detroit Lions have parted ways on the first day after Super Bowl XLVII as the organization has apparently grown tired of Young’s antics. Including an incident where he reportedly intentionally lined up wrong versus the Green Bay Packers in week 14, Young was a staple of immaturity with the Lions.

Now the focus shifts to who in their right minds would take a flyer on such a high-strung NFL wide receiver–I believe the Washington Redskins could get the most out of Young in 2013.

With Robert Griffin III out for an unknown amount of time the Skins will have to make some decisions in regards to how the offense will function without their star for at least half of the season. Young has shown explosiveness in years prior with double digits in yards per catch in each of his two professional seasons.

The Lions selected Young out of Boise State with the 44th overall pick in 2011 and were hopefully his quick first step would translate to longevity at the NFL level. Perhaps a change of scenery will do Young good, however in an explosive and new pistol offense I believe he could thrive with the Redskins.

Mike Shanahan has done a good job handling players in his 26 years at the NFL level and I have no doubts the veteran leadership with the Skins could take Young and make him into a professional.

RGIII had a few issues when Pierre Garcon out of the lineup last season so another wide receiver in the fold would do nothing but help the Redskins cause in 2013.

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