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DeSean Jackson has brought his Pro Bowl-level talents to Washington.
Wide receiver has experienced as much change as any position group on the roster. The team has kept adding and adding to its numbers in this area.
Allen and Gruden signed a pair of veterans, drafted a newcomer and agreed to deals with four undrafted pass-catchers. Yet despite Gruden's background as a quarterback and offensive coordinator, he'll need to trim the options ahead of the final cut.
The starters essentially pick themselves. Jackson will pose a major threat on one side, while record-setter Pierre Garcon works the other.
That will leave the versatile Andre Roberts to occupy the vital third-receiver role, one that suits the 26-year-old's ability to thrive over the middle and on the outside.
Aging yet still effective Santana Moss was retained along with youngster Aldrick Robinson. Their competition for the fourth spot could heat up as the start of the new season nears.
Both are diminutive burners, but 34-year-old Moss has clearly lost a step. If both make the roster, then brittle and inconsistent Leonard Hankerson certainly won't.
His position has been put under greater threat by the decision to draft Ryan Grant. A natural possession receiver, Grant could establish his niche as a slot specialist, something this offense currently lacks.
That would spell the end for a player like Nick Williams, an undrafted free agent a year ago. Speaking of undrafted talent, big-bodied flankers Cody Hoffman, Kofi Hughes and Rashad Lawrence are intriguing prospects.
If both Robinson and Moss stick, only one of this trio will make the roster. At 6'4" and 223 pounds, Hoffman has the best chance.
He fits the mold of bigger, more physical receivers that Gruden has favored throughout his coaching career.
The final group should consist of Garcon, Jackson and Roberts backed up by Moss, Robinson, Grant and Hoffman.