Redskins Pick Up Some New Players In the Draft

Sean Clary, Staff Writer

The Washington Redskins were really busy at the NFL draft last weekend in which they ended up drafting seven new players and completing three different trades with the Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, and New York Jets.  The Redskins traded back one spot in the first round and with the 22nd overall pick, the team selected Josh Doctson, wide receiver from Texas Christian University.  The Redskins needed wide receiver depth and they saw Doctson as the best player available.

In the second round, the Redskins drafted linebacker Su’a Cravens with the 53rd overall pick.  Cravens is most likely going to play strong safety for the Redskins defense and he is going to make an immediate impact.  Cravens is inspired by late Redskins cornerback, Sean Taylor.  Cravens is going to wear number 36 in honor of Sean Taylor because Taylor wore that number in the early stages of his Redskins career.  

In the third round, the Redskins selected Kendall Fuller who is a cornerback from Virginia Tech University.  Fuller is from the Washington D.C.  area as he went to Good Counsel High School in Maryland.  Fuller has brothers in the league, Kyle fuller is a cornerback for the Chicago Bears, and Corey Fuller is a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions.  The Fuller family is well known in the NFL and hopefully Kendall Fuller can be successful like his brothers.

In the Fifth round, the Redskins selected defensive tackle, Matthew Ioannidis from Temple University.  Ioannidis is going to play a major role for the Redskins defense in 2016 because the team is not very strong at the defensive tackle position after losing Terrance Knighton in free agency.

The team had only two quarterbacks on the roster before the draft so the redskins picked up Nate Sudfeld from the University of Indiana.  The sixth round pick will likely serve as the third-string quarterback as he learns behind Kirk Cousins and Colt Mccoy.  Nate Sudfeld is a pure pocket-passer similar to Cousins and Mccoy so I believe he will fit in with team just fine.  

In the seventh round the team picked up a linebacker from Boston College university, Steven Daniels.  Many believe that Daniels can be an impact player for the defense in 2016 and that his name will not go unknown.  In my opinion, the steal of the draft was our last pick, Keith Marshall, a running back from the University of Georgia.  Marshall ran the fastest 40-yard dash among all running backs at the NFL combine and he is a playmaker when on the field.  Overall, the Redskins had a great draft and the team is getting in shape and working out to get ready for the start of training camp this August.