Jul 22, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) watches New York Giants wide receiver Corey Washington make a catch during training camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants: Corey Washington Quotes

Corey Washington: Fantasy Football Sleeper

Is Corey Washington a Fantasy Football sleeper? Seeing how the wide receiver only catches touchdowns in the preseason, it would seem (at the very least) he would be a “sleeper” in terms of Fantasy Football.

However, there’s an obvious problem: it’s still the preseason. And despite Corey Washington’s NFL size: 6’4″ – 214 lbs, and his 4.5 speed, his lack of experience is alarming.

Why?

Because Corey Washington went to Newberry College and had hundred yard games against teams like Brevard. You know, the old Brevard vs Newberry rivalry that dates back to the days… of who cares. No disrespect to either school intended, but the NFL generally gets its’ superstars from the big schools. At least, that’s the way it’s often portrayed. But how do these players from small schools think of themselves?

Do they still compare their games to the best, or do they settle for small school prospects in order to make people feel good about their personal methods slotting of talent bases on supposed “should-be’s”?

Should-Be Examples:

  • He should be great…
  • He should be terrible…
  • He should be a beast in Fantasy…
  • He should only catch touchdowns in the preseason…

For Corey Washington’s answer to the comparison question, we only have to look back to an interview that he did prior to the NFL Draft titled, DRAFT DIAMONDS PROSPECT INTERVIEW: COREY WASHINGTON, WR, NEWBERRY

If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?

I compare my game to a Randy Moss/A.J. Green type of play

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Growing up without either parents was the biggest obstacle in my life but with a Grandmother that raised me and GOD on my side I made it through

What system fits your style of play the best?

I believe I can play in any style of offense.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is overcoming adversity.

What is your biggest weakness? — If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I don’t have a weakness, I just wanna win.

Corey Washington: “That put a chip on my shoulder.”

Corey Washington: Conclusion

It’s amazing to see an athlete from a small school start to bloom into a legitimate NFL prospect. Every single year in August you have training camp heroes and preseason champions, but Corey Washington only catching touchdowns to win games is just pure fun.

Reading his words from April is cool, as that’s even before Arizona gave him a chip on his shoulder and 32 teams passed on him in the Draft. Corey Washington declaring that he has no weaknesses seems egotistical. However, remember that this kid is going up against the best athletes in the world with world class speed. They don’t want him to catch passes, they’re firmly against his desire to only catch TD’s with the game on the line. Every week.

“I don’t have a weakness, I just wanna win.” – Corey Washington
NFL and life is about attitude as well as performance, especially when it comes to winning and success. In this 2014 preseason, it appears that Corey Washington possesses both qualities in GIANT leaps and bounds. Usually in an end zone.

That said, for Fantasy Football purposes… Corey Washington must first make the team in order to be considered a Fantasy Football anything. That hasn’t happened yet. Nor have we witnessed Corey Washington line up with the starters. All that Corey Washington has done to prove his sleeper value is beat everyone that lines up in front of him thus far, in Newberry (12 TD’s) and now the preseason (4 TD’s).

You might ask yourself, what can Corey Washington do for my Fantasy Football team? The answer may be “not much”, but at this point, the answer is as wide open as Corey Washington is in the fourth quarter in August.

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