Here is a list counting down the Top 32 Washington Redskins of 2014 – No. 3
Aug 24, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) catches a touchdown in front of Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
3. Pierre Garcon - wide receiver
Age 27, 6-0, 216 pounds
Analysis: Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon had a record-breaking season in 2013. He had 113 receptions, 1,346 yards and 5 TD’s. The 113 catches broke the Redskins single season record held by hall of famer Art Monk (106). And Even though this wasn’t enough to get Garcon a pro bowl selection, it certainly elevated him to being one of the top receivers in the league.
After an injury plagued 2012 season that saw Garcon appear in only ten games for the Redskins, Garcon responded in 2013 with a season where he played in all sixteen games and was the most reliable target quarterback Robert Griffin III had in the passing game last year.
Garcon is also one of the strongest receivers in the league, as he ranked third in the NFL in yards after catch. Garcon is hard to tackle in the open field, and this makes him a threat on not only short passes, but intermediate routes as well. And now that the Redskins have signed more receivers like DeSean Jackson to be paired with him, Garcon may become even more effective with attention being drawn to other targets.
By | Maurice Barksdale