Earlier today, the Redskins announced that tight end Rob Myers had been signed to the active roster after spending the last five weeks on the practice squad.
There’s reason for intrigue in Myers, as this is his first regular season active roster opportunity in his three years in the league. He shares an alma mater with Redskins tight end Chris Cooley (Utah State), and he has similar numbers in terms of height and weight (6-4, 239 vs. 6-3, 255).
This was his review coming out of the 2009 NFL Combine:
Positives: Good height, arm length and overall build for an H-back. Still growing, he could gain some mass to play with his hand down. Fast release off the line, and able to threaten the seam due to his height and straight-line speed. Lines up outside, in slot and as an H-back. Good hands; can adjust to high or low throws. Strong runner after the catch who is tough for defensive backs to bring down in the open field. Gives strong effort blocking, holds up adequately against college ends on the line and is able to lock onto smaller defenders in space.
Negatives: Durability is a major issue; missed parts of the 2006 and 2007 seasons and all of the 2008 season injuries. Played against a lower level of competition. Probably limited to an H-back spot unless he proves able to handle stronger NFL ends on the line. Inconsistent getting his hands on his target in space and sustaining blocks.
Time will tell whether he can succeed at the NFL level, but one this is for sure: playing football beats selling medical supplies. Read more »
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