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John Beck scouting Redskins teammates on YouTube

The introductions continued for Redskins’ veterans and rookies Tuesday, as several players who weren’t at last month’s group workouts showed up Tuesday for Day 1 of the Redskins’ three-day informal minicamp.

One of the first-timers was rookie Aldrick Robinson, whom the Redskins drafted out of SMU in the sixth round. Robinson missed last month’s camp after twice experiencing travel problems.

Quarterback John Beck says he wants to know as much as he can about Robinson and all of Washington’s offensive rookies, so he has been scouting them on YouTube. When Robinson stepped on the field Tuesday, Beck said he felt as if he already knew a little about the 5-foot-10, 184-pound receiver.

“I actually watched his Youtube last night,” Beck said. “I hadn’t seen him yet, so I was like, ‘OK, let’s see what we’ve got.’ That’s the nice thing about YouTube. You can learn a lot.”

In addition to learning some of Robinson’s tendencies, Beck said he was able to educate himself on running back Evan Royster’s resume by watching the Penn State product’s YouTube highlight reel.

“I had no idea Evan Royster was the all-time leading rusher in Penn State history,” Beck said with a laugh. “I watched his YouTube and then his draft-day [highlights]. So, today I was like ‘Hey man, congrats, that’s pretty sweet! I had no idea.’

“It’s cool to learn about your teammates because everybody has a story. They’ve all worked hard to get here. You see what they have and what they can bring to your team. We’ve got to have that. You need a lot of good players if you want to have a good football team.”

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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