Every team has three classes of impact players: (1) its established stars who are expected to perform (Orakpo, Fletcher, etc), (2) its highly touted rookies who are also expected to perform, with more allowance for mistakes (RG3) and (3) its unexpected impact players. Unexpected contributors emerge every year, but they are not always easy to to predict.
Sometimes players are fortunate enough to showcase their talent in practice and earn playing time where they shine. For others, their contributions come in crunch time when a key veteran goes down. This piece will focus on three up-and-coming players for the Washington Redskins who will deliver far more than is expected of them this season.