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The Redskins gave Duke T/G Takoby Cofield this year's highest signing bonus for an undrafted free agent, valued at $25,000.

As is the case with all UDFAs, Cofield signs a three-year deal, and will be eligible for restricted free agency in 2018. Cofield was a 42-game starter for the Blue Devils. He has long arms and big hands. Although he was a left tackle in college, Cofield (6'4/310) best projects to left guard in the NFL.
May 4 - 2:52 PM

The Redskins have discussed moving 2014 third-round pick Morgan Moses from tackle to guard.

Moses is currently coming off Lisfranc surgery and may not be able to practice anytime soon. Not drafted by current GM Scot McCloughan, Moses' future outlook in Washington is bleak. He struggled mightily in limited playing time last year, is painfully short on athleticism, and is coming off a bad injury.
May 4 - 2:02 PM

Following the draft, coach Jay Gruden confirmed Alfred Morris "will be getting the bulk of the carries."

Florida RB Matt Jones was selected in the third round to give the Redskins some depth after losing Roy Helu in free agency. "Alfred won't be affected," Gruden said. "Alfred's still the running back here. He's had three great seasons and that won't change." Morris' stock is trending up a bit with the arrival of offensive line guru Bill Callahan and No. 5 overall pick RT Brandon Scherff.
Source: ESPN.com
May 3 - 12:29 PM

Redskins signed UCF LB Terrance Plummer.

Plummer (5'11/231) was a three-year starter at Mike linebacker, tallying 30.5 career tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, and four INTs. He was a first-team All-American Athletic Conference pick as a junior and senior. Plummer is small and lacks sideline-to-sideline speed (4.90), but is a playmaking overachiever. He figures to begin his career on special teams and could push for defensive snaps down the line.
May 2 - 9:39 PM

Redskins signed Washington State QB Connor Halliday.

Halliday (6'3/196) made 28 starts at Wazzu, completing 62.0 percent of his career throws with a 90:50 TD-to-INT ratio. He finished his four-year career as the school's all-time leader in passing yards (11,304) and touchdown passes. Although Halliday was an accurate college passer, he is undersized by NFL standards with small hands (8 3/8") and sub-par arm strength. Playing almost strictly in the shotgun at Washington State, Halliday did not appear comfortable making throws when pressured. He isn't more than a practice squad candidate in Washington behind Robert Griffin, Kirk Cousins, and Colt McCoy.
May 2 - 8:51 PM

Redskins signed Duke OT Takoby Cofield.

Cofield (6'4/310) was a 42-game starter for the Blue Devils, earning third-team All-ACC recognition as a senior left tackle. He has plus length (34" arms), big hands (10") and showed adequate athleticism at the Combine with a 5.19 forty and 30-inch vertical. Cofield is a good enough run blocker to eventually push for playing time at right tackle or guard, but lacks the foot speed and pass-protection skills to stay on the blind side.
May 2 - 8:27 PM

Redskins selected USF C Austin Reiter with the No. 222 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Reiter is one of the best athletes among offensive linemen in this class. We wonder if Scot McCloughan has carried Seattle's approach (drafting athletes during day three) from his time spent with the Seahawks. Reiter started 36 games during his final three seasons.
May 2 - 5:21 PM

Redskins selected Ohio State WR Evan Spencer with the No. 187 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Spencer (6'1/208) was a sub-package possession receiver for the Buckeyes, finishing his career with 52 catches for 579 yards and seven TDs. He did perform better than expected at the OSU Pro Day, running 4.45 with a 35-inch vertical and 10-foot-4 broad jump. Still nothing more than end-of-roster fodder as it pertains to the NFL, Spencer will have to dominate on special teams to become a game-day contributor.
May 2 - 3:55 PM

Redskins selected Arkansas CB Tevin Mitchel with the No. 182 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

The corner suffered through a hamstring injury earlier in 2014 and missed the first two games of the season. He also tore his labrum last spring. A College Gridiron Showcase alum, Mitchel collected four interceptions, 18 pass breakups and six tackles for loss across 43 career games. He ran a 4.45.
May 2 - 3:45 PM

Redskins selected Virginia Tech S Kyshoen Jarrett with the No. 181 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Jarrett (5'10/200) was a 38-game starter for the Hokies, tallying 8.5 career tackles for loss, five interceptons, and two forced fumbles. He ran 4.57 with a 33-inch vertical at the Combine, particularly shining in the three-cone drill (6.95). An intense, aggressive, and efficient tackler, Jarrett has coverage limitations that will have to be masked by scheme if he ever becomes a consistent defensive contributor. His ceiling is likely a third safety and special teamer.
May 2 - 3:43 PM

Redskins selected Arkansas LB Martrell Spaight with the No. 141 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Spaight (6'0/236) spent two seasons with the Razorbacks after transferring from community college, exploding as a senior to lead Arkansas in tackles (128; 10.5 for a loss) and force a pair of fumbles. He was a first-team All-SEC pick. Spaight showed passable athleticism in Indy, running 4.88 with a 35-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. A physical, attacking weak-side linebacker in college, Spaight lacks sideline-to-sideline range and may be best suited to play inside in the pros. He'll open his career on special teams.
May 2 - 1:55 PM

Redskins selected Alabama G Arie Kouandjio with the No. 112 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Kouandjio (6'5/310) made 27 starts for the Crimson Tide, shaking off early-career knee woes to earn first-team All SEC as a senior. He is the brother of Bills 2014 second-round pick Cyrus Kouandjio, and like his sibling is tight hipped and athletically deficient. Arie was a maddeningly inconsistent blocker on college tape, almost to the point of being undisciplined. Although Kouandjio has ideal dimensions for an NFL lineman, his inability to execute on a repetitive basis makes him a long shot to develop into a stable starter at guard or tackle.
May 2 - 12:43 PM

Redskins selected Duke WR Jamison Crowder with the No. 105 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Crowder (5'8/185) was a three-year starter for the Blue Devils, parlaying 283 career catches into 3,641 yards (12.9 YPR) and 23 touchdowns. He added four TDs on punt returns between his junior and senior years. Crowder managed a 4.56 forty at the Combine, but improved to 4.46/4.48 at the Duke Pro Day. He has a 37-inch vertical and 10-foot-3 broad jump. A quicker-than-fast slot receiver with return value, Crowder has been compared to Harry Douglas by SI's Doug Farrar.
May 2 - 12:25 PM

Coach Jay Gruden praised second-round OLB/DE Preston Smith's versatility.

"In base defense, he’ll probably start out at outside linebacker," Gruden said, "but there’s so much nickel nowadays that he could be a defensive end, he could stand up, he could be a three-technique." At 6'5/271, Smith has the strength to stand up against the run on the outside, but can also get the quarterback. He will be a movable chess piece for Washington's defense.
May 2 - 10:07 AM

Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Alfred Morris remains the man on early downs.

Third-round pick Matt Jones will fill a much-needed backup role after Roy Helu fled in free agency. All in all, Alf's fantasy stock was stabilized after the Redskins didn't spend a higher pick at running back. He'll also benefit from the arrival of o-line guru Bill Callahan and No. 5 overall pick Brandon Scherff.
May 1 - 11:33 PM


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