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Leonard Hankerson needs a big season.
For all their success on offense in 2012, the Redskins did not feature a wide receiver who reached 650 yards. That dynamic could continue this season, but a definite No.1 will emerge at the position.
Inconsistent third-year flanker Hankerson has enjoyed a productive preseason and needs a big year. He has so far only offered glimpses of his talent, but he is the Redskins closest thing to a complete receiver.
The 24-year-old will use his blend of size and speed to emerge as Griffin's primary wideout. According to Mike Jones of The Washington Post, Hankerson appears more confident heading into a make-or-break season.
He will beat out Josh Morgan for a regular starting berth and post some solid numbers:
51 Receptions, 803 Yards, 4 TDs
Injuries won't be as big an issue for Pierre Garcon as they were in 2012, when he missed six games after signing a bumper deal in free agency. However, inconsistency, something that was a common criticism of his game during his time with the Indianapolis Colts, will plague Garcon.
49 Receptions, 800 Yards, 6 TDs
Aldrick Robinson surprised many with his flair for the big play in 2012. His knack for getting deep should again be evident this season.
Back in July, Griffin noted how impressive Robinson has looked this preseason, according to Mike Jones of The Washington Post. While the diminutive speedster won't challenge for a start, he will still be a vital contributor.
25 Receptions, 282 Yards, 2 TDs
The old man of the receiving corps will begin to prepare for the end of his distinguished stint in D.C. Santana Moss was still very productive in 2012, despite his reduced role.
But in 2013 the 34-year-old could see even less passes come his way. Nonetheless, Moss will remain effective in the red zone and of course, save his best games for the Dallas Cowboys.
19 Receptions, 223 Yards, 2 TDs
Josh Morgan looked a smart signing last offseason. However, the usually resourceful possession receiver failed to establish a niche in the offense.
Despite leading the Redskins in receptions with 48, Morgan averaged only 10.6 yards per catch, the lowest on this list. In some ways that complements the big-play style of Hankerson, Robinson and Garcon.
But this Redskins offense is built to stretch the field and Morgan looks out of place. He will endure further struggles during his second season in Washington.
18 Receptions, 194 Yards, O TDs
Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will let the speedsters rule the roost this season. It is also worth noting that the Redskins did not have a pass-catching back to take some receptions away from their wideouts in 2012.
That will change with the return to health of Roy Helu Jr. Having tight end Fred Davis back to full fitness will also affect the number of passes thrown to the flankers.