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8-7-1, 3rd in NFC East

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins own two selections Friday, the 49th and 81st overall. The Redskins wanted edge rushers, but taking Jonathan Allen in the first round at least provides an interior pass rush and can impact third downs. That was the primary goal. They still will consider an edge rusher but don't have to force the pick. Running back remains a possibility, but the draft also is rich in defensive backs, too.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said they didn't "receive one call" about a trade for quarterback Kirk Cousins Thursday. The Redskins have made it clear to Cousins they don't want to trade him.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden called it a "no brainer" to select defensive lineman Jonathan Allen. He said they received assurance from Dr. James Andrews about Allen's shoulders.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

VP Sashi Brown threw cold water on the possibility that the Browns called the Redskins about trading for Kirk Cousins. "Bad reporting is all I would say," Brown said.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

The Redskins' biggest need was defensive line, and they hit a home run by selecting Jonathan Allen (No. 5 overall player). He's a stud run defender who can also can disrupt the passing game (22.5 sacks the past two seasons).


Allen's mental toughness propels him to No. 17

Jonathan Allen was a force for the Crimson Tide defense and is ready to bring his mentality to the NFL with the Redskins.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

That's a steal for Washington to land Jonathan Allen at No.17. Just turn on the tape with Allen. He can line up at DE in base packages and then bump inside to rush the passer. Power, counter moves and high-level technique at the point of attack.

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Jonathan Allen brings a whole lot of disruption to Washington's D-line. He racked up 10.5 sacks and 16 tackles for loss on his way to winning the Bednarik Award in 2016.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins selected Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen with the 17th pick. It was their dream scenario, selecting a player who can help in the run and pass game. It helped that other teams were scared off by issues with his shoulders. Allen played high school ball at nearby Stone Bridge.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Baltimore Ravens selected CB Marlon Humphrey with the 16th pick. The Redskins are now on the clock and have interesting choices available: LB Reuben Foster, DL Jonathan Allen, OLB/DE Charles Harris, TE O.J. Howard and RB Dalvin Cook. The Redskins entered the draft wanting to improve their defensive line and to find an edge rusher.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

In Morgan Moses' first training camp, the Redskins' tackle showed why they thought he'd develop. His ability to learn quickly, combined with physical gifts, enabled him to make a big jump his second season – even after a lisfranc injury. His smarts are a big reason he developed so much that they agreed to give him an expensive contract Thursday.

ESPN Staff  

Which player will the Redskins take at No. 17? Here are the final projected picks from Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, plus the players Louis Riddick and NFL Nation would select: Kiper – Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State; McShay – Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State; Riddick – Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU; NFL Nation – Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri.

Whack-A-Mole challenge: Garrett vs. Allen (0:39)
Will this year's draft have an impact on the NFC East? (1:52)

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Washington did little to make life hard for opposing running backs last season. The team will try to beef up on the D-line and at linebacker in the draft to help control the trenches.

Jonathan Allen will bring versatility to a defense (0:39)
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GM Mock Draft: Skins go for great value

Washington has more pressing needs at other positions, but could the Redskins afford to pass up a generational talent falling to them at No. 17?

Team Stats

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

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