Aldrick Robinson's Chances of Making Washington Redskins' Roster Slim At Best

By Jason Bailey
Aldrick Robinson
Geoff Burke-USA Today Sports

The Washington Redskins didn’t have much game through the air last season. Armed with a contingent of principally defective wideouts, a considerable upgrade in the Redskins receiving corps was non-negotiable. The club’s newly enlisted gridiron skipper scoped the field of free agency, made a splash in the quarry of the NFL Draft board and acquired a cast of seasoned, explosive and intelligent aerial flankers who will make employing strategic game planning to stymie the Redskins’ passing game very trying for rival defensive coordinators, if not nigh on impossible. Washington now has enough stars entrenched in their wide receiving corps to form a constellation.

With the acquisition of standout gems DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts, the draft selection of fifth-round towering Tulane prospect Ryan Grant, clutch sophomore tight ends Jordan Reed and Niles Paul, mammoth battering ram Logan Paulsen, pending Hall of Fame gazelle Pierre Garcon and aging teenager Santana Moss, it’s really not going to be fair for opposing secondaries.

So where does vertically challenged locomotive Aldrick Robinson fit into this traffic jam? That’s a good question. In fact, that’s a very good question. And the answer to that inquiry is he may not. Say it isn’t so. At this particular, I cannot tell you if, in fact, Robinson’s services will be retained come September. What I can tell you is, based on the excessive attention and disruptive shuffling the Redskins’ WR unit has been given this offseason, seeing his name on the club’s depth chart this autumn is unlikely.

Robinson has notably flourished during his time in Washington. Credit his success to the overwhelming offensive blitzkrieg of former OC master Kyle Shanahan. Some of Robinson’s best games came against the Redskins’ conference arch nemesis, the Dallas Cowboys, during which the young flanker injected chronic pulsating migraines into the Cowboys’ perplexed secondary. With the added explosive artillery of seasoned wideouts like Jackson, Roberts and incoming rookie Grant, space on the Redskins’ WR depth chart is becoming restricted. Hence, the demand for Robinson’s speedy presence has considerably receded.

A jarring change in the administrative command has jolted the gridiron cosmos encompassing the nation’s capitol. A considerable personnel turnover usually ensues. Will third-year flanker Robinson be able to up the value of his stock during the Redskins training camp and withstand the wake of skipper Jay Gruden‘s selective scouting procedure? It’s doubtful.

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