The Redskins had a pick in every round of this year's draft for the first time since 1995. They used their later picks to add some competition to the existing players fighting for a starting position.
These guys will have a hard time finding a spot on the roster, but one or two might surprise us.
Who are these scrappers?
Evan Royster, running back
College: Penn State
His dad’s badge number for the Department of Treasury is #177. Royster was drafted at #177. Meant to be?
Although drafted, the competition between Royster, Helu, and veteran Ryan Torain for starting tailback is tight. Royster is definitely the underdog.
His first love was Lacrosse. Royster’s high school lacrosse coach told the New York Times that he was “the best player in the country his senior year–no question.”
Aldrick Robinson, wide receiver
College: Southern Methodist University
He’s a Renaissance man. “Unless they really know me, people might not know that I'm a poet. I really don't write as much poetry as I used to but every now and then I put together a masterpiece. I'm best at funny poems but I seem to write more love poems for some reason.”
Brandyn Thompson, defensive back
College: Boise State
There’s no good explanation to why his name is spelled with a “Y”. “My mom just wanted me to be a little different I guess. “She put a Y in my name and I kind of like it, personally.”
He’s a simple man. “I kind of just sleep and play video games. A lot of people joke with me and call me grandpa. I don’t do too much away from football. I just try to recover and, you know, relax a little bit.”
Maurice Hurt, outside linebacker
Nickname: Big Hurt
He may have slipped in the draft due to some off the field issues.
Markus White, defensive end
College: Florida State University
He’s been suffering seizures since seventh grade. "I'll just be doing something, and then I'll wake up in a hospital or on the floor," White said. "It just happens."
Chris Neild, nose tackle
College: West Virginia
This dude is intense.