With the signing of Adam Humphries, the 27-year old Clemson alumni, the Washington Football Team receiving group is turning into a formidable unit. Humphries will join Terry McLaurin and free agent classmate Curtis Samuel as the starting trio in three-wide receiver sets.
The former Tennessee Titan is viewed strictly as a slot receiver, allowing Samuel to move around the formation freely. Washington’s projected starting quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, already has some chemistry with Adam Humphries from their time in Tampa Bay.
Does Humphries change the draft plans of the Washington Football Team?
Excluding the last two injury-riddled seasons, Humphries has been sneaky productive, tallying 620 or more receiving yards in three straight seasons. In Tampa Bay, Humphries was the primary punt returner under special teams coach Nate Kaczor. This game is filled with relationships, and you guessed it, Kaczor is now the special team’s coach in Washington. It is time for Steven Sims Jr. to take a backseat.
As far as the draft, the addition of Humphries gives you some versatility in the draft. Humphries, along with Samuel, provide you stability as the secondary receivers to McLaurin. This will allow Ron Rivera to bump other needs up their draft board but make no mistake about it; Washington should still look for depth at the receiving position as the 2021 NFL Draft approaches.
Potential depth WR targets for WFT
Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State
The focus on day three should always be special team contributors, depth, and upside—Terry profiles as all three. The Florida State product is a height, weight, and speed monster. He currently holds the Seminole record for most touchdown receptions over 70 yards with five.
This player also profiles a special team thanks to his size and speed. He has the ability to dominate a gunner on special teams, causing a fit for punt returns. The sky is the limit for Terry, and he would benefit from sitting behind someone like McLaurin.
Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn
If you want a player with world-class sprinter speed and explosive playmaking ability, Schwartz might be your guy. Schwartz has some flags, as he is currently profiling as a linear athlete and what you would call a one-dimensional athlete. The hands and basic level of mental processing are tough to watch on tape.
Average traits are hard to find outside of Schwartz’s tape, but the athleticism is beyond elite. There have been players like Marquise Goodwin and Darrius Heyward-Bey who have survived in the league with similar profiles.