The Redskins don’t have a ton of weapons but Terry McLaurin is one player to get excited about. As a rookie, McLaurin led the team with 58 catches, 919 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns. He also did so playing for 3 different quarterbacks. Sky’s the limit for McLaurin in year two. Rivera at least provides stable coaching for this group unlike last year.
New head coach Ron Rivera has had a great first impression of his rising star. Rivera says McLaurin reminds him of DJ Moore:
“Terry McLaurin’s been a treat,” Rivera said on FS1, via 247Sports.com. “He’s been a treat to get to know. I ran into him several times before the lockdown when he would come around and I’d have a conversation with him. And then listening in on his conversations with [wide receivers] coach [Jim] Hostler has been really, really good. I mean, he’s a young man I think that had a solid year last year as a rookie, a third-round pick — he’s a guy that could be on the verge, he really is. He reminds me so much of a D.J. Moore that we had in Carolina. Just an outstanding young man.”
I think that’s a pretty good comparison. Moore was really good as a rookie and has that plus speed to make big plays down the field. Moore has turned into a hit for Carolina and solidified himself as a number one wide receiver on the Panthers. Time will tell if the former Ohio State product can live up to that standard. Despite the fact that the Redskins offense was dreadful a year ago, McLaurin gives this team some hope moving forward.