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Will the Redskins find another Alfred Morris-type player?

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06:22 PM ET 04.24 | Last year, rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III lit up the NFL for the Washington Redskins, winning Offensive Player of the Year and leading the team to a Division title. Many asked how a player so young could display such poise, especially in seven wins over division rivals and a win over eventual champions Baltimore Ravens. While Griffin was certainly brilliant, those people are guilty of forgetting that he had a rusher with 1,613 yards, the second highest in the league, in his backfield. Alfred Morris not only created explosive pays whenever he touched the ball, but also opened up field for Griffin, all as a rookie. The Redskins' favorite part? He was a sixth-round draft pick last year, coming off of a 1-11 season at Florida Atlantic and predicted by NFL scouts to be a free agent. Redskins scouts have got to be feeling lucky, and only time will tell if they are capable of repeating their previous stroke of genius. But they will definitely have options. With a top-notch quarterback and running back, the only piece of the puzzle left in creating a dominating offense is another wide receiver to compliment Santana Moss, Josh Morgan and Pierre Garcon, the first two of which are set to become free agents at the end of the season.

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April 24, 2013  10:36 PM ET

Hail to the Redskins b

April 25, 2013  05:55 AM ET

There's 32 teams out there looking for their own Alfred Morris. That type of player being unnoticed doesn't happen very often.

With the talent they currently have, the Redskins would help their team the most by drafting interior linemen on both sides of the ball. Not real sexy but a sure fire way to help protect RGIII and control the clock.

April 25, 2013  06:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

With the talent they currently have, the Redskins would help their team the most by drafting interior linemen on both sides of the ball. Not real sexy but a sure fire way to help protect RGIII and control the clock.

And this draft is stocked full of em.

 
April 25, 2013  08:40 AM ET

When you're missing high draft picks, you don't have much of a choice but to find the next Alfred Morris

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