Here’s a look at the Washington Redskins' rookies for the first half of the season:
Jonathan Allen, DL, first round: He did an excellent job pushing the pocket in the Redskins’ nickel package before going on injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury after five games. Allen recorded 10 tackles and a sack, but he helped others by driving his man back on multiple occasions. Grade: Above average
Ryan Anderson, LB, second round: A shoulder injury set him back in training camp and his lack of productivity stems as much from playing behind Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith. Anderson hasn’t made much noise when in games with two tackles and no sacks. He does play with strength and an attitude and helps on special teams. He hasn't made any impact plays; he did play fullback in Week 8 at the goal line. Grade: Below average
Fabian Moreau, CB, third round: He missed half of training camp while recovering from an offseason injury. The Redskins have excellent corner depth so that has kept him on the bench. Moreau has shown enough in snippets – and has helped on special teams -- to suggest a solid future. His development could prompt them to let Bashaud Breeland walk in free agency if he’s too expensive. Grade: Bring on 2018
Samaje Perine, RB, fourth round: Has struggled to adapt at running when the quarterback starts under center. The Redskins want him to be more patient and also run with the power he showed in college. He has averaged 3.07 yards per carry overall. Given his opportunities, he had a chance for more but did not capitalize. Grade: Below average
Montae Nicholson, S, fourth round: He missed half of camp because of an offseason shoulder injury but was pressed into a starting role thanks to injuries to others (Su’a Cravens in particular). Nicholson, though, looks like a keeper and future solid starter. He’s big and can run. He has made mistakes, but he’s a smart player and gives the Redskins a good, young safety to develop. Grade: Average
Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, fifth round: The Redskins didn’t want to risk losing him, even though he looked raw this summer, needing work on his blocking techniques. But they viewed him as a good in-line tight end, something of a rarity in recent drafts. As their fourth tight end, he’s more about the future. My guess is he’ll be their third tight end in 2018. Grade: Bring on 2018
Chase Roullier, C, sixth round: His grade should be incomplete because of his limited action before Spencer Long’s injuries. But Roullier has proven he can play whenever given the chance. With two line starters possible free agents after the season -- Long and guard Shawn Lauvao -- Roullier could factor next season. Grade: Bring on 2018
Robert Davis, WR, sixth round: The practice squader was always a pick for the future, as a raw receiver coming out of Georgia State. He has good size and speed; now they’re working to make sure his hands and routes become consistent. Grade: Incomplete.
Josh Harvey-Clemons, LB, seventh round: He was kept because the Redskins feared losing him if he went to the practice squad. He needs to develop after having played safety in college. He has been active in one game, but barring more injuries it’s hard to imagine him getting much action. Grade: Incomplete.
Josh Holsey, CB, seventh round: He forced his way onto the roster with feisty play this summer, especially in the slot. He has played sparingly, but that was always the plan for their sixth corner. Grade: Incomplete.