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Which Washington Redskin would you take on the Eagles?

So many to chose from, especially if you add the injured list

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Each week we look at which player from the Eagles opposition would be the best to steal for that week's game. The Washington Redskins offer a variety of options.


The Eagles need to give Carson Wentz all the help he can get, and the Redskins have choices. The popular pick here might be DeSean Jackson, who would give Carson Wentz and the Eagles a legitimate deep threat that they lack. For the skill position players, he's the choice for Sunday. But there's another player who might be an even easier choice: Trent Williams. With Lane Johnson suspended, Williams would fill the hole created with Johnson out. In the real world he wouldn't want to play right tackle, but we're not in the real world. The oft-injured Jordan Reed would improve a strength, but he is going through concussion protocol and may not be available.

What if we took more of a long view? Neither Williams, in his age 28 season, or Jackson, 30, are spring chickens. Of the younger players, the pick might be Jamison Crowder, who is only in his second year and is already a solid slot receiver. The Eagles can't be picky about adding talented young players on offense, and Crowder would immediately deserve playing time ahead of Nelson Agholor and Josh Huff. Josh Doctson has plenty of upside, but is out indefinitely with an Achilles injury. Brandon Scherff was the 5th overall pick in 2015, but was moved to guard after struggling at tackle, where the Eagles don't have much of a need.


The Eagles defense doesn't need much help, but there are some options available to them. Josh Norman is expensive and is 29, but against the Redskins WRs he would be a tremendous help to a secondary that once again may be missing Leodis McKelvin. For more of a long term view, rookie Su'a Cravens is the prototypical LB/S hybrid that is becoming more in demand. He's probably the front runner for Defensive Rookie of the Year. The appeal of adding a highly promising player and removing him from a division rival is quite appealing. However he missed last week's game with a concussion and may be out this week as well. Ryan Kerrigan and Trent Murphy are fine players but don't bring anything to the table that the Eagles are lacking.

So the question is, as it has been for these pieces this season, do you want to give Carson Wentz help now, help down the road, or make a strong defense even better, which indirectly helps Wentz? There's really no bad choice this week.

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