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Steven Daniels' development could be fun to watch for Redskins

ASHBURN, Virginia -- The Washington Redskins' first pick in the seventh round was linebacker Steven Daniels, who joins a group that will have decent competition to earn backup jobs.

My take: The Redskins continue to add players who were either captains or considered leaders, which is what Daniels was for Boston College’s defense last season. Daniels gives them a player who could be fun watching develop over the next couple years; he’s already considered a strong run defender and big-time hitter. If nothing else, he can provide help on special teams -- similar to what they hoped from last year’s sixth-round linebacker Martrell Spaight.

Pass coverage: Daniels was well aware of the knock on his game, which is why he focused hard on improving in pass coverage this offseason. "I had tight hips before," he said. "I knew I needed to work on it. Drilling that, working on pass coverages, changing directions and getting those things together. Once I know I have weaknesses, I have to change that."