5 New Washington Redskins Who Will Have The Biggest Impact In 2016

By Brad Berreman

Winning a mediocre division never requires an apology, and the Washington Redskins were one of those teams last season. The NFC East should be a bit more competitive this year though, so these five new Redskins will have a big say in keeping them atop the division.

5 New Washington Redskins Who Will Have The Biggest Impact In 2016
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5. RB Keith Marshall

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With Alfred Morris gone in free agency, Matt Jones is stepping in as Washington's No. 1 running back. Marshall's measurables are intriguing, and he could easily make a push for snaps right away as a rookie.

5. RB Keith Marshall

With Alfred Morris gone in free agency, Matt Jones is stepping in as Washington's No. 1 running back. Marshall's measurables are intriguing, and he could easily make a push for snaps right away as a rookie.

4. TE Vernon Davis

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Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan drafted Davis in San Francisco, so a one-year deal this offseason looks like a nice fit. Jordan Reed is Washington's No. 1 tight end, but his injury history isn't going away and Davis may get a big chance.

4. TE Vernon Davis

Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan drafted Davis in San Francisco, so a one-year deal this offseason looks like a nice fit. Jordan Reed is Washington's No. 1 tight end, but his injury history isn't going away and Davis may get a big chance.

3. S/LB Su'a Cravens

S/LB Su'a Cravens Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Hybrid safety-linebacker defenders have become more prevalent, and Cravens fits that mold as a chess piece for defensive coordinator Joe Barry. If you're looking for a dark horse to win Defensive Rookie of the Year, here's one.

3. S/LB Su'a Cravens

Hybrid safety-linebacker defenders have become more prevalent, and Cravens fits that mold as a chess piece for defensive coordinator Joe Barry. If you're looking for a dark horse to win Defensive Rookie of the Year, here's one.

2. WR Josh Doctson

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Doctson is sitting out OTAs with an Achilles issue, but until training camp that won't be a big concern. Even with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon theoretically ahead of him in the pecking order, Doctson should be an immediate factor as a rookie.

2. WR Josh Doctson

Doctson is sitting out OTAs with an Achilles issue, but until training camp that won't be a big concern. Even with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon theoretically ahead of him in the pecking order, Doctson should be an immediate factor as a rookie.

1. CB Josh Norman

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Norman's situation with the Carolina Panthers deteriorated quickly, and the Redskins pounced with a significant contract offer. Washington's secondary should be improved this year, and Norman will be the headliner of that effort as a No. 1 corner.

1. CB Josh Norman

Norman's situation with the Carolina Panthers deteriorated quickly, and the Redskins pounced with a significant contract offer. Washington's secondary should be improved this year, and Norman will be the headliner of that effort as a No. 1 corner.

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