Insider talks free agent: Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman

Breaking Burgundy's series on potential free targets for the Redskins with a insight from Scout's NFL insiders continues with a Mile High runner.

NFL free agency officially opens this week. While the Redskins aren't expected to target high-priced talent, they need additions in several areas. Overall, money will be spent. Therefore, Breaking Burgundy turned to Insiders within Scout's NFL community for the scoop on various potential free agent options at areas of need for Washington. Check out our newest profile and the list of previous entries. 

Position: Running back

NeedAlfred Morris isn't expected back, leaving the powerful yet injury prone Matt Jones and third-down back Chris Thompson.

Player: Ronnie Hillman

Former team: Denver Broncos

Age for 2016 season: 25

Insider: Chad Jensen, Mile High Huddle

Ronnie Hillman is a young player with a lot of upside. He remained the Broncos starting running back for all of the regular season and two of the three playoff games. He has improved in his pass protection and is instinctual in bouncing it outside when he has the ball. He is not, however, a bell cow running back. He weighs less than 200 pounds and can't stand up to the wear and tear of being a featured back. He fits as a dynamic change of pace runner.

Take: Maybe adding a more seasoned back with the youthful Jones is a safer plan. Perhaps there's a bit too much overlap with Thompson. If Jones misses time, would the Redskins have an every-down back? Then again, Hillman would add the outside element with Jones pounding the rock inside. All depends on how Washington views that aforementioned upside.

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