Strength: A Pro Bowl tight end and a playmaking receiver.
Chris Cooley is a legitimate Pro Bowl tight end (though making that roster will be more difficult this season given the addition of Tony Gonzalez and Kellen Winslow), who has excellent hands and runs well after the catch. Santana Moss is the lone legitimate game-breaker on offense, with the ability to turn a short catch into a long score.
The Redskins have potential for more depth at both tight end and receiver. Fred Davis showed glimpses late in the year of being able to contribute more, giving the Redskins a strong 1-2 punch at the position. Davis looked good in offseason practices. Antwaan Randle El is a nice No. 3 slot receiver. Unfortunately he's the No. 2 in D.C. and is just not explosive enough. There's no other proven receiver.
Key question: Will the second-year wideouts come through?
They need to in order for this group to flourish. Malcolm Kelly is more polished than Devin Thomas and flashes more during practices. That is, when he's healthy. Thomas is still raw. However, he's worked out with Jason Campbell a lot this offseason and both say a chemistry is developing. One or both of those players MUST come through.
Verdict: We'll see flashes of more ability by the young wideouts, but I'm not confident in what they'll accomplish overall.
Kelly's knee injuries sug gest more problems this season and Thomas still might be a year away. Also, Moss is now older and those pesky hamstring and groin injuries take longer to recover from. He was relatively healthy last year. He's struggled to stay healthy in consecutive seasons. Davis is the one we expect to do more, based on how he looked in the offseason. But has he matured enough as a pro to do so? We'll see.
John Keim covers the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and is a contributing editor for Warpathinsiders.com. He has covered the team since 1994. Some of his other stories can be found at dcexaminer.com
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