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Wake Up Washington 11/18: Gibson, Young Among ESPN's Top 10 Rookies

Defensive end Chase Young lines up during the Washington Football Team's game against the Detroit Lions on Nov. 18, 2020. (Zack Silver/NFL)

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Football Team on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

All reports, rumors and conjecture are a reflection of the media conversation and are not endorsed or confirmed by the Washington Football Team.

Check out photos of the Washington Football Team during its Week 10 matchup against the Detroit Lions. (Photos courtesy of Courtney Rivera/Washington Football Team, Zack Silver/NFL and Troy Anderson/NFL)

-- The Washington Post's Sam Fortier empties his notebook from Washington's game in Detroit.

-- The Washington Post's Nicki Jhabvala also writes about Ron Rivera saying Alex Smith could "possibly" be a long term answer at quarterback.

-- ESPN's Jeff Legwold provides his rookie rankings 10 weeks into the season.

-- NBC Sports Washington's Ethan Cadeaux writes about how Washington has fared against Heisman winners.

-- NBC Sports Washington's Pete Hailey says that these Washington players deserve your Pro Bowl vote.

-- NBC Sports Washington's Matt Weyrich reports that Ron Rivera values Alex Smith's ability to distribute the ball to young players.

-- NBC Sports Washington's Kevin Brown writes that Ron Rivera believes Joe Burrow is "the real deal."

-- NBC Sports Washington's Michael DePrisco wonders if Alex Smith could serve as the bridge to a young quarterback.

-- The Athletic's Mark Bullock dives into the big plays Washington's defense allowed Sunday.(Subscription)

-- The Athletic's Ben Standig provides his observations about the Washington Football Team. (Subscription)

-- The Richmond Times Dispatch's Michael Phillips contemplates Washington's future. (Subscription)

-- The Washington Times' Thom Loverro writes about what Alex Smith's inspiring comeback means for his opponents.

-- The Washington Times' Matt Paras writes about Alex Smith's fight is helping a young team grow.

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