Terry McLaurin had an outstanding rookie season for the Washington Redskins. How good?
Inside the Numbers:
Among rookie receivers all-time in Redskins history, McLaurin finished second behind Gary Clark with 919 receiving yards and second behind Charlie Taylor with seven touchdowns. McLaurin tied for third with 58 receptions.
McLaurin was tied for second in receptions, second in yards and tied for third in touchdowns among rookie receivers all across the NFL.
McLaurin was selected by ProFootballFocus.com (PFF) as the most valuable addition at the receiver spot in 2019 for the entire NFL.
He received a 0.60 WAR, which is PFF's new metric based on the 'wins above replacement" model that baseball has used.
McLaurin was the third best overall addition at any position last year behind Ryan Tannehill and Tre Boston of the Carolina Panthers, who Ron Rivera got to work with.
From Evan Silva of "Establish The Run" via PFF - this is a good metric:
The Redskins rookie standout had an average cushion of 5.2 per NextGenStats.com which is defined as "The distance (in yards) measured between a WR/TE and the defender they’re lined up against at the time of snap on all targets."
That's the same rate as the terrific Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints.
McLaurin had 2.1 average yards of separation as well, tied for fourth-lowest in the NFL. That metric is defined as "the distance (in yards) measured between a WR/TE and the nearest defender at the time of catch or incompletion."
For context, Julio Jones was at 2.2, so that tells you McLaurin is snatching balls in tighter windows than most.
What they're saying:
McLaurin joined us earlier this offseason from the Super Bowl:
Pre draft, ESPN's Clay projected McLaurin to have 15 games played, 123 targets, 73 receptions, 1119 yards, 5 touchdowns.
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