Santana Moss raves about Terry McLaurin's potential in Skins offense

Chris Lingebach
September 16, 2019 - 7:32 pm

While the Washington Redskins don't have much to celebrate at 0-2, Terry McLaurin's arrival has been one of the few bright spots on the team.

The Redskins, for years, have swung and missed spending high draft picks on receivers. Fans still shudder at the mere mention of Michael Westbrook, Malcolm Kelly and, more recently, Josh Doctson.

Lo and behold, it appears Washington finally found a gem in McLaurin, with the Ohio State product hidden in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. And it was clear they knew as much by preseason, when the Redskins gave the rookie the veteran treatment, playing him minimally, a sign they wanted to protect the merchandise for when games mattered.

McLaurin leads all Redskins receivers after two games, hauling in 10 catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns, including his breakout, 125-yard performance in a season-opening loss to the Eagles, during which McLaurin broke free for a 69-yard touchdown catch.

"He's really showing promise," Santana Moss told 106.7 The Fan's Chad Dukes Monday. Moss will appear with Dukes the day following each and every game this Redskins season, in a weekly segment presented by Paul Henry's Windows

"I talked about it the other day saying that this is probably why the Redskins were so eager to get rid of Doctson, because they saw so much potential in this kid," Moss said. "They've been striking out for the last few years – or the past years, period – when it comes to drafting a wideout and it seems like they finally got the guy who they've been asking for in each draft."

"I look forward to every Sunday seeing this guy make plays, man, making the plays that he's making now," he said. "Just when I was talking highly about Paul Richardson being No. 1, whenever they find the chance to get him more opportunities, now you have two guys you can really have as a 1-A and a 1-B. But Terry has definitely exceeded my expectations when it comes to what he can do this first year as being a rookie."

The sky is the limit for McLaurin in this offense, and the Redskins have only scratched the surface of his potential, a welcomed surprise after decades of swings-and-misses.

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