The Washington Redskins are hoping to have a revitalized offense in 2014. They’re looking to have a perfectly healthy RGIII running the show, they just grabbed DeSean Jackson from the free-agent market, and they still have one of the more powerful runners in the game in the backfield in Alfred Morris.
In the 2014 NFL Draft, though, they might be looking to make the offense potentially even more dangerous by getting Morris some help in the backfield, and they’ll take a look at that by holding a workout next week with Arizona State running back, Marion Grice, NFL.com is reporting.
Now, scouts don’t see Grice as an every-down back, however he does bring one dangerous dimension to the table: He can catch the ball out of the backfield better than most.
Over the last two seasons, Grice has compiled 91 receptions with 14 receiving touchdowns, a very high number for someone coming out of the backfield. With what new head coach Jay Gruden wants to do with this offense, Grice would bring the dynamic of being able to open things up a lot more in the passing game.
And we’ve seen what a healthy Griffin can do when he has wide open options down the field–scenarios that Grice can help create.