Redskins Draft: Depth Picks In Final Rounds And with their sixth and seventh round selections in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select… Read on for details about their final picks and details on the Redskins’ draft class.
Pick: 6th round, 199th overall
Who: Chase Roullier
Height/weight: 6’4″ 312 pounds
Trade: Redskins sent picks 201 and 220 to the Vikings for 199 and 220.
Profile (From NFL.com): “Lack of length will hurt his cause for some teams, but his ability to handle both guard and center duties should add to his overall draft standing. Roullier is a power-based run-blocker who plays with good leg drive and leverage to open running lanes. He could struggle to handle athletic interior linemen, but should still appeal to teams looking for a scheme flexible, power player in the later rounds.
Why him: Kory Lichtensteiger and John Sullivan left in free agency, leaving the backup slot behind starting center Spencer Long open.
Pick: 6th round, 209th overall
Who: Robert Davis
College: Georgia State
Position: Wide receiver
Height/weight: 6-foot-3, 219 pounds
Profile (From NFL.com): “On the surface, Davis is a big receiver who lacks deep speed and has a hard time creating clean passing windows for quarterbacks. However, he’s a decent athlete who could benefit greatly from extended route work and learning the nuances of the position. Davis is a project with some moldable traits who may have enough talent to find his way into the league once his skills and fundamentals are honed. Davis could be a practice squad stash with the ability to grow into an NFL backup.”
Why him: There’s some pedigree here; his cousins is Panthers LB Thomas Davis. There’s also that size, which is something the Redskins targeted this offseason. Davis also prides himself on blocking. He’ll battle Ryan Grant, Maurice Harris, Kendal Thompson, Reggie Diggs and Matt Hazel for a roster spot.
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The Redskins wrapped up their 2017 Draft with several picks over the final two rounds including some needed offensive line depth.