By Rich Tandler
During the course of the year, 11 of the Redskins’ 12 draft picks from 2011 were on the active roster. Here we take a look at each of them, how much they played, what they accomplished and what their future prospects are.
See the links below for the previous rookie reviews. Today, it’s wide receiver Niles Paul.
Drafted in 5th round, 155 overall
On roster 16 games, played 13, started 2, played 162 snaps (18 percent)
2011: Paul easily made the roster out of training camp and he saw a fairly consistent amount of action on offense through the season. However, he was mostly a blocker; Paul was only targeted on five passes and he caught two. He missed three games with a toe injury during the middle of the season and that seemed to hamper his development in the passing game.
Prospects: Mike Shanahan spoke highly of Paul a few times during the year and it seems that they are very high on his potential. This is getting to be repetitive during the course of doing these rookie reviews, but Paul has an opportunity to solidify a role during the offseason program, something the lockout wiped out after he was drafted.
Previous rookie reviews
- G Maurice Hurt
- LB Markus White
- NT Chris Neild
- CB Brandyn Thompson
- WR Aldrick Robinson
- RB Evan Royster