Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford
Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane
Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson
Like 2013's top choice David Amerson, Breeland is a long, physical cornerback with the frame to play press techniques on the outside. He should immediately become the team's fourth corner with the three primary starters, two outside and one nickel, coming from Amerson and veterans DeAngelo Hall and Tracy Porter.
After that, the likes of Richard Crawford and Chase Minnifield will compete to fill a roster spot. E.J. Biggers is also still around to deliver a barely passable impersonation of a pro defensive back.
Just like inside linebacker, fans should have known this team is ready to stick with what it has at safety. After all, why else would they re-sign Brandon Meriweather and bring back Tanard Jackson? Allen also added aging pro Ryan Clark and can count on the return to health of 2013 fourth-rounder Phillip Thomas, who missed his rookie campaign due to a Lisfranc injury. The likes of Bacarri Rambo and Trenton Robinson will battle to stay in town.
Instead of looking at what Jay Gruden said about the line, let’s take a look at what he and Bruce Allen have done:
- Signed G Shawn Lauvao (4 years, $27 million, $4 million guaranteed)
- Signed G/C Mike McGlynn (2 years, $2.7 million, $200,000 guaranteed)
- Drafted T Morgan Moses 3rd round, 66th overall (4 years, $3.1 million, $697 K guaranteed)
- Drafted C/G Spencer Long 3rd round 78th overall (4 years, $2.87 million, $614K guaranteed)
- Released C Will Montgomery who played virtually every snap for the last three seasons.
Washington gained an extra seventh round pick by moving down in the sixth in a trade with the Tennessee Titans. The Redskins used it on Arkansas kicker Zach Hocker, who will challenge incumbent Kai Forbath in training camp.
The Redskins have officially signed nine college free agents, according to the NFL’s daily transaction report. The list of players signed by Washington are Tulane nose tackle Chris Davenport, Southern University wide receiver Lee Doss, Brigham Young wide receiver Cody Hoffman, Indiana wide receiver Kofi Hughes, Northwestern wide receiver Rashad Lawrence, Texas El-Paso tight end Kevin Perry, Southern California running back Silas Redd, North Dakota State defensive back Bryan Shepherd and Arkansas nose tackle Robert Thomas.