Through six practices and one rookie camp, plenty has been thrown at the Redskins starting passer, Robert Griffin III. Like the entire Redskins offense, the rookie quarterback said. Understanding of every read, throw and bootleg has not come yet. Not that anyone was expecting that level of proficiency so soon. Nevertheless, the dynamic one is getting closer.I feel a lot more comfortable today, whereas I didnt know anything before I got here, RG3 said, speaking to a cadre of reporters after Thursdays OTA. I think I know at least 60 to 70 percent of it pretty well, but you cant operate at 60 to 70 percent. Youve got to operate at 150 percent with your offense because not only do you have to know it, but you have to know what to do in certain situations. Thats still to come.Griffin displayed his arm strength on several deep throws, his power on out passes near the sideline, his blazing speed on one long run to the house. There were also tosses into traffic, some ill advised. So yes, the learning curve is still in play, but his new teammates notice the strides already made.Hes picking up on the playbook very quickly, said wide receiver Pierre Garcon, one of the many newcomers transitioning into the offense. Actually, I have to pick up on the playbook and get better at that too, but he has a very strong arm and once he gets everything down pat, he will be a very dangerous quarterback.The playbook is thick, the schemes challenging, butGriffin has gone through this transition before during his college days. Now, its taking place at the highest level, against the best defenses, in front of many pairs of inquisitive eyes. Through the early work,RG3 hasadjusted accordingly. The charismatic ones confidence remains intact.I look at it as its going to be a challenge to get used to all this stuff and used to the offense, but I feel a whole lot more comfortable today, Griffin said. To me, thats a great thing that I can actually go out on the field and look London Fletcher in the eyes and know that Im about to complete a pass on him.Dont tell him I said that.
On the field, Fabian Moreau makes plays from his cornerback slot that translate to the NFL game. Staying on the field has been a different matter though.
In five seasons at UCLA, Moreau dealt with his fair share of adversity. He took a medical redshirt year in 2015, suffering a Lisfranc injury three games into the year. More devestating to his draft status, however, was an injury suffered during his Pro Day in late March. Moreau tore his pectoral muscle while lifting weights.
For many, that injury caused his slip from a possible fringe first rounder to Washington's prize with the 81st pick. It's possible Moreau will be back from injury by the time training camp opens, but it seems likely he begins the summer sessions in Richmond on the PUP list.
At the combine, Moreau ran a 4.35 40-yard dash. Serious speed, and it instantly makes the 6-foot, 206 lbs., Moreau the fastest corner on the Redskins.
In his senior season, Moreau grabbed two interceptions, forced a fumble and made 31 tackles. Not scared to get physical and play press coverage, Moreau's mindset should mesh well with Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland as he looks to force his way to playing time.
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After taking Alabama DL Jonathan Allen in the first round and Crimson Tide linebacker Ryan Anderson in the second, the Redskins drafted UCLA corner back Fabian Moreau in the third.
Moreau may have been drafted earlier but he suffered a torn pectoral lifting weights during his pro day. Although medical evaluations have said he should be ready to participate in training camp, he lasted until the 81st pick.
Moreau has good size at 6-0, 206 and he is a plus athlete. At the combine he ran a 4.35 in the 40-yard dash. In 2016 he led the Bruins with six pass breakups and also two interceptions. He is also considered to be a good run defender.