The Washington Redskins were a terror last season when WR Pierre Garcon was on the field as QB Robert Griffin III's No. 1 receiver.
The Redskins went 9-2 with Garcon, who finished with 44 catches for 633 yards and four touchdowns in 10 regular-season starts. Garcon was limited by a torn ligament in his right foot, an injury suffered in the season opener against the New Orleans Saints. He had surgery to repair a shoulder issue this offseason, but did not surgically repair the foot.
ESPN.com's Dan Graziano wrote that foot surgery for Garcon was the one move the Redskins needed to make but didn't this offseason. Graziano believes the Redskins could look back on Garcon's rest-and-rehabilitation decision as the team's "biggest regret."
From Garcon's side, it wasn't a cut-and-dry option. There was no guarantee the procedure completely would repair the ligament, the story went on to say. Instead, Garcon opted to have special shoes made to help better protect the foot. He said he still has a lot to learn about his foot and it's possible this issue comes up again, even though he said he'll be ready to play. We rank him 26th among our WRs, with an ADP of the sixth round. There's clearly some risk there in drafting Garcon.