Roberts One Of NFL’s ‘Best’ Signings

The first wave of free agency musical chairs has ended, which means the evaluations have already begun.

One of Washington’s first moves since the league year began on March 11 has drawn praise from at least one expert. NFL Media Around The League writer Marc Sessler named signing Roberts one of the best free agent deals through Saturday.

By signing Roberts, a fifth-year wide receiver who can play all over the field, the Redskins eschewed a splashy name for a young player still growing into his prime. Oh, he can write, too. 

“While his production fell off last season in Arizona, where he operated as the No. 3, he shows good concentration making grabs and we trust his hands,” Sessler wrote. “He’s ready for a bigger role.”

ESPN scout Matt Williamson also had positive things to say about the wideout. Williamson told John Keim he considers Roberts a bargain talent.

“He’s really good after the catch,” Williamson told Keim. “He’s pretty physical. He can take a pounding and break tackles. He’ll block for you and he has good speed. Size will always be an issue because he’s not 6-foot-3. But he’s a quality player coming off a down statistical year. Corners won’t push him around through his routes or when competing for balls in the air. He has an aggressiveness to him and plays hard.”

For more information on Roberts, scope out this infographic. For all of Washington’s recent moves, read theRedskins Free Agency Journal.


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