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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:

Position Player College
LB Omozusi Airhiavbere Howard
RB Josh Allen Maryland
OT Judd Altman Richmond
CB Kofi Amoah Delaware State
LB Mykle Bouie Howard
TE Brian Bell Kent St.
CB Tracy Belton Massachusetts
OT Jacob Bender Nicholls State
DT Conrad Bolston Maryland
RB Elijah Brooks Williams & Mary
G Tommy Burns Howard
DE Alex Buzbee Georgetown
RB T.D. Callahan Maryland
DE Hensley Campbell West Virginia St.
DT Keenan Carter Virginia
RB Ernest Cole Connecticut
TE Kevin Darling Penn State
S Karibi Dede Auburn
K Dan Ennis Maryland
QB Efi Eyo Benedectine
CB Ian Flack Wagner
CB Derek Franks Georgetown
CB Marcus Hamilton Virginia
CB Anthony Hayes Shenandoah
WR Shaun Herbert Northwestern
K Jonathan Hill Christopher Newport
S Michael Hill Duquesne
RB Roland Hilliard Christopher Newport
QB Sam Hollenbach Maryland
LB Dave Holloway Maryland
RB J.P. Humber Maryland
P Jeremy Kapinos Penn State
S Andre Kirkland Kent St.
LB Eugene Lockett Howard
RB Marcus Mason Youngstown St.
C Alex Miller Massachusetts
WR Ron Mitchell West Liberty St.
DE Daniel Muir Kent St.
LB Chris Ndubueze William & Mary
LB Chad Nkang Elon
FB Oli Oluigbo Michigan
CB Richard Orah Northeastern
DL Daniel Orlebar Appalachian State
DT Edwin Piner Howard
CB Geoff Pope Howard
CB Kyle Postell Duquesne
K John Riley Bowie State
S Richard Riley William & Mary
RB Antoine Rutherford Howard
S Antwan Stewart Tennessee
LB Marcus Taylor Fordham
LB Matt Thomas Harvard
S Vincent Thomas Frostburg
S Cary Wade Virginia Tech
WR Deyon Williams Virginia
S Marcus Wimbush Maryland
CB Rashaad Woodard Delaware
DT Marvin Wooten Howard
WR Eric Yancey Towson

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