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Breakdown of the Third Day of the Draft for the Redskins

NFL.com breaks down day three for the Redskins, and gives their take on some background on the players the team picked.

Round 4, Pick 8 (105) Roy Helu RB 6’0″ 219 Nebraska 4.7

Pick Analysis: Mike Shanahan picks up one of the top “one-cut” runners in the draft. He excels at running downhill between the tackles and has the size to become a punishing runner as a pro. Throw in his solid receiving skills, and he is the versatile feature runner that Shanahan loves to build around.

Round 5, Pick 15 (146) (From Dolphins) Dejon Gomes DB 6’0″ 208 Nebraska 2.1

Pick Analysis: Redskins add depth and athleticism to their secondary with Gomes. He will compete for playing time as a special teamer/backup corner.

Round 5, Pick 24 (155) (From Saints) Niles Paul WR 6’1″ 224 Nebraska 5.4

Pick Analysis: Paul gives Mike Shanahan a big, physical athlete to develop in the passing game. His size, strength and ball skills could make him an effective “move the chains” weapon in the Redskins’ offense.

Round 6, Pick 12 (177) Evan Royster RB 6’0″ 212 Penn St. 2.0

Pick Analysis: The Redskins certainly have a need at running back, so why not take a guy like Royster, who is the all-team leading rusher for Penn State?

Round 6, Pick 13 (178) (From Texans) Aldrick Robinson WR 5’10” 184 SMU 3.7

Pick Analysis: Robinson has good speed, so if the Redskins put him in the slot they might be able to get good production out of him.

Round 7, Pick 10 (213) Brandyn Thompson DB 5’9″ 189 Boise St. 2.2

Pick Analysis: The Redskins find a late-round guy in Thompson who is an all-around sound defensive back.

Round 7, Pick 14 (217) (From Dolphins) Maurice Hurt OL 6’3″ 318 Florida 3.3

Pick Analysis: The Redskins found themselves a stocky O-lineman in Hurt, who could be a quality reserve in Washington.

Round 7, Pick 21 (224) (From Colts) Markus White DE 6’4″ 266 Florida St. 2.1

Pick Analysis: As a former team captain, White has good leadership skills and will work hard to find a spot on the Redskins’ roster.

Round 7, Pick 50 (253) (Compensatory Selection) Chris Neild NT 6’2″ 319 West Virginia 2.9

Pick Analysis:
The Redskins need somebody who can plug the middle, and if Neild cracks the roster he could fit in well in a rotation as a defensive tackle.


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