Signing DeSean Jackson was arguably the biggest free-agency landing of any team this offseason. And while he certainly does add a special dynamic to the Redskins offense, he's far from a physical or sizable pass target.
In fact, Jackson (5'10") joins a rather short receiving corps with Pierre Garcon (6'0"), Andre Roberts (5'11"), Aldrick Robinson (5'11"), Santana Moss (5'10") and Leonard Hankerson (6'1"). The two tallest pass-catchers on the Redskins' current roster are tight ends Jordan Reed (6'2") and Logan Paulsen (6'5"), although Paulsen isn't exactly a consistent receiving threat.
If his time as offensive coordinator in Cincinnati is any indication of Jay Gruden's preference, he'll want to add a guy or two who can provide size and a decent pair of hands.
The team's recent reported interest in troubled free agent Kenny Britt before he signed with the St. Louis Rams proves at least some interest.
Gruden and the Redskins will have their best chance to increase their height/size amongst receivers come May, when the NFL draft takes place and offers a deep class at the position.
Some wide receiver names to keep an eye on: Kelvin Benjamin, Martavis Bryant, Devin Street, Cody Latimer, Jeff Janis, Brandon Coleman and L'Damian Washington. Or a few receiving tight end prospects: Joe Don Duncan, Crockett Gillmore and A.C. Leonard.