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Draft Hopefuls Get a Look At Redskins Park


The Redskins hosted their annual college workout for local, draft-eligible prospects on Friday.

Was the next Antoine Bethea on hand? Time will tell.

A year ago, Bethea ran through drills for coaches and scouts during the local college workout at Redskins Park. The 5-11, 203-pound defensive back was a three-year starter for Howard University.

Bethea would go on to be drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. He ended up starting 14 regular-season games, three playoff games and Super Bowl XLI. He logged two interceptions in the postseason as the Colts won the NFL championship.

Other NFL-bound players who have attended the Redskins' local college workout in recent years: Shawne Merriman, a first-round pick by San Diego in 2005, and D'Qwell Jackson, a second-rounder by Cleveland in 2006.

Friday's workout was a chance for players to be evaluated by the Redskins' coaches and scouts in an NFL surrounding.

The bulk of NFL hopefuls came from local colleges such as Maryland, Howard and Bowie State. Several players from Georgetown, Penn State, William & Mary and Virginia Tech were also on hand.

Perhaps the top prospect in attendance was Virginia cornerback Marcus Hamilton, a 5-11, 198-pounder who hails from nearby Centreville, Va. Hamilton had 15 interceptions in his collegiate career.

Some draft guides have projected Hamilton as a fifth-round pick in the upcoming draft.

Howard cornerback Geoff Pope was in attendance. He has drawn attention as a potential draft prospect and has scheduled visits with several NFL teams.

Another defender in attendance, Elon linebacker Chad Nkang, first made an impression with a strong showing at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.

Other local prospects that have been mentioned as potential late-round draft picks include linebacker Dave Holloway of Maryland, running back Josh Allen of Maryland, defensive tackle Keenan Carter of Virginia and wide receiver Deyon Williams of Virginia.

Here is the complete list of prospects in attendance at the workout on Friday:

LBOmozusi AirhiavbereHoward
RBJosh AllenMaryland
OTJudd AltmanRichmond
CBKofi AmoahDelaware State
LBMykle BouieHoward
TEBrian BellKent St.
CBTracy BeltonMassachusetts
OTJacob BenderNicholls State
DTConrad BolstonMaryland
RBElijah BrooksWilliams & Mary
GTommy BurnsHoward
DEAlex BuzbeeGeorgetown
RBT.D. CallahanMaryland
DEHensley CampbellWest Virginia St.
DTKeenan CarterVirginia
RBErnest ColeConnecticut
TEKevin DarlingPenn State
SKaribi DedeAuburn
KDan EnnisMaryland
QBEfi EyoBenedectine
CBIan FlackWagner
CBDerek FranksGeorgetown
CBMarcus HamiltonVirginia
CBAnthony HayesShenandoah
WRShaun HerbertNorthwestern
KJonathan HillChristopher Newport
SMichael HillDuquesne
RBRoland HilliardChristopher Newport
QBSam HollenbachMaryland
LBDave HollowayMaryland
RBJ.P. HumberMaryland
PJeremy KapinosPenn State
SAndre KirklandKent St.
LBEugene LockettHoward
RBMarcus MasonYoungstown St.
CAlex MillerMassachusetts
WRRon MitchellWest Liberty St.
DEDaniel MuirKent St.
LBChris NdubuezeWilliam & Mary
LBChad NkangElon
FBOli OluigboMichigan
CBRichard OrahNortheastern
DLDaniel OrlebarAppalachian State
DTEdwin PinerHoward
CBGeoff PopeHoward
CBKyle PostellDuquesne
KJohn RileyBowie State
SRichard RileyWilliam & Mary
RBAntoine RutherfordHoward
SAntwan StewartTennessee
LBMarcus TaylorFordham
LBMatt ThomasHarvard
SVincent ThomasFrostburg
SCary WadeVirginia Tech
WRDeyon WilliamsVirginia
SMarcus WimbushMaryland
CBRashaad WoodardDelaware
DTMarvin WootenHoward
WREric YanceyTowson

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