Washington Redskins: Keep Your Eye on Rookie RB Jawan Jamison

May 17, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While I don’t necessarily believe he needs to beg to make the roster, I did see more than a decent number of comments a couple weeks ago implying that rookie running back Jawan Jamison was nothing more than a practice squad guy and hopeful project.
As most of us know, a backfield under the control of Mike Shanahan is an unpredictable one.
The head coach’s track record of turning relatively unknown college prospects into household names dates back more than a decade and it hasn’t exactly changed since he arrived in Washington three years ago.
In his first season with the team in 2010, Shanahan lost starting running back Clinton Portis to injury and then watched Ryan Torain rush for a team-high 742 yards on 162 carries.
The following season, Tim Hightower went down after just five games with an ACL tear and fourth-round rookie Roy Helu finished the season as the team’s leading rusher with 640 yards.
And last season, as ...

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