Sure, Robert Griffin III has become the most talked-about rookie in the NFL. But the Redskins have gotten a major contribution from a guy with a far more modest draft pedigree.
In round six, coach Mike Shanahan and G.M. Bruce Allen drafted running back Alfred Morris. And he has rushed for 376 yards in four games.
So did Shanahan know what he was getting in Morris?
Nope, he said on Friday’s Pro Football Talk. If he had, he added, he would have taken Morris in the first or second round.
Of course, the Redskins didn’t have any other picks in round one or two after trading up to get Griffin. But getting Morris for a sixth-round pick surely helps balance out the fact that they gave up three ones and a two for Griffin.