Washington Redskins: A Preview of the Starting Players

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Washington Redskins: A Preview of the Starting Players
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As another season is bestowed upon us, Washington Redskins fans eagerly await the anticipation of the newly revamped squad. We are entering Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen’s second year at the helm as they concluded one of the strangest training camps in recent years.

There was no drama, no overpriced veteran coming in just for a paycheck, no prima donnas running around feeling like they’d been disrespected. Whether this team has the talent to make the playoffs or not, they have settled and bought in to a system that Mike Shanahan promises will work.

As the official depth chart was released a few days ago, there have been drastic changes yet again, with a youthful movement taking over the starting roster and a few established leaders to fill in the rest.

Clearly, the quarterback position is going to be the most scrutinized regardless of who is behind center, but what I am looking forward to is watching the emergence of young talent on the roster. Is Trent Williams going to be a bookend at left tackle? Are Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo going to form one of the best sack tandems in the league? Is Tim Hightower ready to be a workhorse?

All of those questions will soon be answered, as I expect a very unpolished, but competitive team that will no longer accept being the laughing stock of the NFC East.

You will find below a preview of each starting player on the roster. (According to the depth chart released on Redskins.com) Additionally, I have rated my confidence in each player on a scale of one to five—one being the lowest and five being the highest.

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