Redskins Take Defensive Lineman, Trade Down Twice

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    The Washington Redskins have selected defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins of Clemson in the second round of the NFL draft.

    The Redskins then made two trades Friday night, moving down in the second round to add selections in the fourth and fifth rounds.

    Jenkins was taken with the 41st overall pick. His selection means Washington opted to improve its 31st-ranked defense with its first two picks. Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan of Purdue was chosen in the first round Thursday night.

    The Redskins had the 49th pick after a trade with Jacksonville on Thursday, but they moved down to No. 62 after trades with Indianapolis and Chicago.

    More picks were needed to address the many needs on a team that has finished last in the NFC East for three straight years.