Top Coverage Players: Niles Paul , Silas Redd, Ja’Gared Davis, Bashaud Breeland, Phillip Thomas. Teams like SF and PHI have made significant investments in their core ST units by adding players who specialize in these areas. The key to the Washington coverage units the past few years has been Niles Paul and if they do not retain him, it would be a big blow to the units.
Place Kicker: Kai Forbath. Forbath is a good midrange place kicker who converted 88.9% last year. His struggles come past 50 yards and on Kickoffs as he lacks the leg to function in those areas. He can directional Kickoff well enough to mask his otherwise average leg strength.
Long Snapper: Nick Sundberg. Sundberg is a young veteran LS who has the accuracy and velocity to start. Competes as a blocker and in coverage. His long snap accuracy can be an issue and his release leaves him in a vulnerable position to protect the midline. Not really a factor in coverage.
Punter: Tress Way. Tress Way showed a good all-around game last year, finishing tied for 11th in Net Yards and displaying a solid ability to work inside the 20. He did not display elite touch and had a higher return %, but that is a function of overall field position and not solely on him. He should be a solid performer again in 2015.