Meet your newest Redskins, Rounds Four through Seven video version

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NFC East champion Washington Redskins showed a decided east coast bias in the 2013 NFL Draft. Three selectees played in the ACC – CB David Amerson (NC State), RB Chris Thompson and OLB Brandon Jenkins (Florida State). Two hail from the SEC – TE Jordan Reed (Florida) and S Bacarri Rambo (Georgia). Rutgers RB Jawan Jamison competed in the old Big East.

Fresno State S Phillip Thomas is the lone outlier.Though he is from California, Thomas says Sean Taylor was his favorite player while growing up and that he has been a Redskins fan ever since. (Has it been that long since Taylor played?)

Coach Mike Shanahan labeled this Draft Class as playmakers. While some fans rejoice that two safeties were picked, they were not selected until the fourth and sixth round. "Need" was not Washington's priority in this Draft. If it were, Shanahan would have selected a right tackle instead of two running backs.  

That's how perennial contenders do it. The Ravens, Giants, Patriots and Steelers of the world draft best player available, even if it drafts into an existing strength. Teams get better and deeper that way. 

Nor do strong teams count on rookies drafted on Day Three to become year one starters. Alfred Morris and Tom Brady are rarities in that regard. Neither does Hog Heaven look for a 2013 starter from this group. The fixes to the Redskins' problems were on the roster before Draft Day. But a couple of these rookies could see significant playing time late in the season.

Here are video highlights of your Washington Redskins round four through seven Draft picks.

Fourth Round, Fresno State safety, Phillip Thomas

 

Round Five, Florida State running back Chris Thompson

Thompson is the biggest injury risk of all the players Washington selected. He has my respect for making it this far. The Redskins took that gamble on a position where they are already strong and then hedged it by selecting Jawan Jamison later in the Draft.

Round Five, Florida State OLB Brandon Jenkins

 

Round Six, Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo

"Rambo," coolest Redskins player name since Russ Grimm.


Round Seven, Rutgers running back Jawan Jamison 

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Anthony Brown

About Anthony Brown

Lifelong Redskins fan and blogger about football and life since 2004. Joined MVN's Hog Heaven blog in 2005 and then moved Redskins Hog Heaven to Bolguin Network. Believes that the course of a season is pre-ordained by management decisions made during the offseason. Can occasionally be found on the This Given Sunday blog and he does guest posts.

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