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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins found two defensive players who should help immediately--and a running back in Samaje Perine who might do the same.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Redskins picks in the 2017 NFL draft: 1. Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama; 2. Ryan Anderson, OLB, Alabama; 3. Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA; 4. Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma; 4b. Montae Nicholson, S, Michigan State; 5. Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, Arkansas; 6. Chase Roullier, C, Wyoming; 6b. Robert Davis, WR, Georgia State; 7. Josh Harvey-Clemons, S/LB, Louisville; 7b. Joshua Holsey, CB, Auburn.

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Despite playing just nine games due to injury, Joshua Holsey tallied three interceptions in 2016 and earned All-SEC third team honors.

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Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the draft room was "very smooth. There were no issues whatsoever. We had our share of back and forth conversations." General manager Scot McCloughan was fired in March.

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Redskins coach Jay Gruden said two attributes they sought on defense: attitude and size. He called both Jonathan Allen and Ryan Anderson "tough, physical players."

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The Redskins selected Auburn corner Joshua Holsey with the 235th pick. Holsey switched from safety. At 5-foot-9, 190 pounds corner is a better fit. He suffered two ACL tears early in his college career but played all last season. He ran the 40 in 4.43 seconds.

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he Redskins selected Louisville safety Josh Harvey-Clemons with the 230th overall pick in the draft. He left Georgia after two suspensions for smoking marijuana. He's 6-foot-4, 217 pounds so he has the size to be an enforcer in the defensive backfield.

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Robert Davis never topped 1,000 yards in a season at Georgia State, but he had at least 968 yards in each of the last two seasons. He also averaged 15.3 yards per catch and scored 17 touchdowns in his four-year career.

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Redskins sixth-round pick Robert Davis is cousins with Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis. Robert Davis said his cousins has always harped on "right from wrong" with him. "He's been in my corner the whole time," Robert Davis said. "He kept me motivated."

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The Redskins selected Georgia State receiver Robert Davis in the sixth round with the 209th overall pick. Davis is 6-foot-3, 219 pounds and runs a 4.44 in the 40-yard dash. Davis caught 67 passes for 968 yards. He led the Sun Belt in receiving yards per game (77.8).

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Chase Roullier earned All-Mountain West honors twice while blocking for 2018 QB prospect Josh Allen and clearing the way for RB Brian Hill, who went in the fifth-round on Saturday.

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Redskins sixth-round pick Chase Roullier has a mechanical engineering degree. It's no surprise that he thinks his intelligence is a strength. "It translates well on the field. I'm able to think on my feet quickly and my play stays consistent," he said. "I think I'll do very well at center."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

After the trade with Minnesota, the Redskins ended up with the 199th pick and the 230th pick overall. They gave up the 201st overall choice as well as the 220th. That means they still have three more picks remaining; Washington also owns the 209th selection.

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The Redskins selected Wyoming center Chase Roullier with the 199th overall pick. Roullier started at left guard, before switching to center in 2015. The Redskins needed a backup center behind Spencer Long.

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The Washington Redskins acquired the 199th pick in a trade with Minnesota.

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Redskins fifth-round pick Jeremy Sprinkle was suspended for the bowl game after being caught shoplifting. He said, "It was a big disappointment for everyone around me, something out of my character. I learned you have to be the same person whether you think someone watching or not."

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Jeremy Sprinkle never topped 400 receiving yards in a season, but he scored 10 touchdowns on just 60 catches over his final two seasons at Arkansas.

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The Redskins selected Arkansas tight end Jeremy Sprinkle with the 154th overall pick. Sprinkle caught 33 passes for 380 yards and six touchdowns last season, but was suspended for the bowl game after being caught shoplifting. He's 6-foot-5 and 252 pounds and was considered a better receiver than blocker.

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How badly did the Redskins want to improve their defense? Four of their first five picks have been on defense, the first time they've taken four defensive players in the first four rounds according to ESPN Stats & Information.

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The Redskins drafted another defensive back coming off an injury. Safety Montae Nicholson had surgery to repair a torn labrum on March 8, but said he would be ready for training camp. The Redskins need him more for depth and special teams this season than anything else. Third round corner Fabian Moreau had surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle.

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Redskins safety Montae Nicholson, a fourth-round pick, said, "I'm a physical player. I like to run and hit people. I'm pretty fast. I have range."

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Montae Nicholson didn't get his hands on a lot of passes at Michigan State, but he tallied 169 tackles (4.5 for loss) in his final two seasons.

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The Redskins select safety Montae Nicholson with the 123rd pick, their second choice in the fourth round. Nicholson is a big safety at 6-foot-2, 212 pounds and is best positioned inside the box. The Redskins needed more depth at safety, even with young players such as Su'a Cravens and D.J. Swearinger projected to start.

Team Stats

Passing Yards297.42nd
Rushing Yards106.021st
Points For24.812th
Points Against23.919th