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Kirk Cousins pleased with talent on Redskins' offense

Back at the NFL owners meetings in March, Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan promised to build a roster that can allow a quarterback to "be average and still be good."

McCloughan put his money where his mouth was, using his first-round pick on receiver Josh Doctson, who many scouts viewed as the top receiver in the draft. Adding the playmaker gives quarterback Kirk Cousins even more firepower for a pivotal 2016 season. 

"When you've got talent around you, some average quarterbacks can look pretty good, and vice versa," Cousins said, via the team's official website. "When you're a very, very talented quarterback, if you don't have a lot of guys out there to help you, it's going to be tough to look the part.

"Fortunately, I'm one of those guys who has a lot at my disposal. I could start naming names, and go down the list, and we're going to be here a while, and I'm probably (going) to leave someone out."

That's fine, Kirk, we can list the pertinent names for you. Doctson joins a deep receivers group that includes DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon -- both in the final year of their contracts. Jamison Crowder had a stellar rookie season and should be a candidate to make the leap in Year 2 -- assuming there are enough balls to go around. Jordan Reed is the best pass-catching tight end outside of Rob Gronkowski.

With a plethora of options, Cousins plans on being like an NBA point guard, distributing to his vast array of weapons.

"Just get them the ball, just get the assist, put the ball in their hands, and they're going to make us right," Cousins said. "And they're going to make our offense look good. Can't wait to spread it around."

The Redskins' season took off last year when Cousins started protecting the football. With the playmakers surrounding him, if he limits the turnovers again, the Redskins' offense should churn out first-downs.

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