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Redskins Complete Draft By Adding Offensive Line, Secondary Help
ASHBURN – The Washington Redskins completed their draft on Saturday by adding two offensive linemen, two defensive backs and a running back in the late rounds.
Iowa right guard Adam Gettis, Florida Atlantic running back Alfred Morris, South Dakota right tackle Tom Compton, SMU cornerback Richard Crawford and Iowa safety Jordan Bernstine were amongst the nine players the Redskins selected in the NFL Draft.
Washington took Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 pick and SMU left guard Josh LeRibeus with their third-round pick, then began Saturday by selecting Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins and Texas linebacker Keenan Robinson in the fourth round.
Gettis, a 6-foot-2, 293-pound right guard taken in the fifth round, was on the all-Big Ten second team after starting all 13 games for the Hawkeyes this past season.
The 5-foot-9, 219-pound Morris left FAU as its all-time leader in rushing yards, touchdowns and all-purpose yards, and he was just 72 yards shy of picking up 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive seasons this past fall. Compton, a 6-foot-5, 314-pound tackle, played two seasons on the left side and two on the right and started 44 games. Both were taken in the sixth round.
Crawford followed LeRibeus to Washington in the seventh round after finishing with 47 tackles and two interceptions for the Mustangs. And Bernstine, the Redskins’ final player selected, had 89 tackles, including three for a loss and a sack, and was seventh in the conference with a 23.8-yard kickoff return average.