The Washington Redskins may not yet know what they have out of their 2019 first-round picks Dwayne Haskins and Montez Sweat, but their next selection is paying dividends in the biggest way. Third-round pick Terry McLaurin, a wide receiver out of Ohio State, is proving to be the team's best young player, and he has no issue taking the mantle.
Through the first three weeks of the season, McLaurin was the team's biggest receiving threat, but an injury sat him down for Week 4. He had three touchdowns in three games at the time of his injury. He returned in Week 5 to square off against Stephon Gilmore, the best corner in the game, and the suffocating New England defense. He was kept out of the end zone. He's making up for the lack of scores this week, with not one, but two touchdowns so far.
The Washington offense finally got untracked in the second quarter, after four straight runs loosened up the Dolphins defense. From there, McLaurin struck gold with a beautiful route that found him wide open in the end zone.
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And if that wasn't enough, he channeled his inner Kodak Black in his touchdown celebration.
McLaurin is no mortal man, though. He's a monster and decided that one touchdown simply wasn't enough for the afternoon. Midway through the third quarter, he struck again.
This time, he attacked from the slot position and outraced the Dolphins defenders with his blazing speed.
With four minutes remaining in the third quarter, McLaurin has three receptions for 68 yards and two scores.
His five touchdowns on the season is the most for any rookie in the NFL.
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