Terry McLaurin, Wide Receiver
If the last two weeks have taught us anything about the Browns defense, it’s that they are susceptive to giving up plays in the passing game. Well, the Washington Football Team is watching the same game film that we sat through, so look for them to exploit that weakness. The player on Washington that has the biggest opportunity to shine in the passing game is Terry McLaurin.
Over the course of the first two games of the season, McLaurin has 12 receptions for 186 yards and a touchdown. Dwayne Haskins has already shown a strong tendency to look for McLaurin on crucial downs when a play needs to be made. The slant route has been money for the second-year quarterback-wide receiver combo.
In this upcoming matchup, look for McLaurin to spend a significant amount of snaps playing the in the slot. The majority of McLaurin’s success so far in his pro career have came when he is lined up in the slot, and that has also been the Achilles heel of the Browns’ secondary so far this season.
Through the first two games of the season, Tavierre Thomas has handled the role of slot corner. However, both Greedy Williams and Kevin Johnson returned to practice this week. At this time, it is unknown who will draw the slot assignment, but either Williams or Johnson could potentially give the secondary a much-needed boost. Hopefully whomever gets the nod can help corral McLaurin. If not, expect Haskins and McLaurin to move the chains at will.