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Local Draft Prospects Get Their Shot At the NFL



The local college workout at Redskins Park on Friday lacked the big names of years past.

Future NFL starters Shawne Merriman, Ron Bartell, D'Qwell Jackson and Antoine Bethea were among those who had attended in previous years.

What was not lacking on Friday?

Wide eyes. Lots of wide eyes, as dozens of draft hopefuls walked onto the Redskins Park practice fields eager to launch an NFL career.


Maryland's Dan Gronkowski
vs. Clemson (Getty Images)

The combine-style workout was their chance to be evaluated by the Redskins' coaches and personnel officials in an NFL environment. A total of 56 prospects were in attendance.

To be invited to the workout, players had to be draft eligible and either played college or high school football in the Washington, D.C., region.

In previous years, the Redskins have discovered several NFL prospects, including Stephon Heyer, Alex Buzbee and Marcus Mason, at the workout.

Heyer is in the mix for a starting job at right tackle and Buzbee is competing for a roster spot at defensive end. Mason is on the New York Jets roster.

As always, the bulk of players came from local colleges, including Maryland, Howard, Bowie State and Georgetown. Players from Virginia Tech, Virginia, Michigan, Notre Dame, New Mexico, Illinois, Marshall and Central Arkansas were also on hand.

Maryland had the most prospects--22 in all--in attendance. The Terps' top draft prospects include wide receiver Isiaiah Williams, tight end Dan Gronkowski, offensive linemen Jaimie Thomas and Edwin Williams and linebackers Moise Fokou and Dave Philistin.

Other top draft prospects on hand were Kent State offensive tackle Augustus Parrish, Virginia Tech quarterback Sean Glennon, Illinois defensive end Will Davis, New Mexico cornerback DeAndre Wright and St. Paul's college cornerback Greg Toler.

Most are regarded as mid- or late-round selections in the April 25-26 NFL Draft.

The following is a complete list of players who attended the workout on Friday:

Position Player College
DB Jeff Allen Maryland
LB Aaron Ball Maryland
DB Andrew Berry Harvard
DL Justin Brown Notre Dame
LB Chase Bullock Maryland
OL Scott Burley Maryland
WR Conrad Carter Duquesne
TE Colin Chloherty Brown
LB Endor Cooper Howard
LB Louis Corum Shepherd
LB Trey Covington Maryland
RB John Crone Richmond
DB Arnold Davis Maryland
DL Will Davis Illinois
DB Martin Decembert Howard
DB Doug Dutch Michigan
K Obi Egekeze Maryland
DL Ataefiok Etukeren Georgetown
DL Alex Fields Virginia
LB Moise Fokou Maryland
DB Val Ford Prairie View A&M
DB Richan Gaskins Duquesne
QB Sean Glennon Virginia Tech
LB Kevin Grant Akron
OL Jack Griffin Maryland
TE Dan Gronkowski Maryland
WR Lawrence Hellams Upper Iowa
RB Rashad Henry Maryland
DB B.J. Hill Ball State
WR Arlandus Hood Howard
P Stuart Kentworthy Delaware
DB Achille Kolla Catholic
WR Marcus Lee Towson
DB Evan McCollough James Madison
RB Kenneth Mitchell Georgetown
DL Dean Muhtadi Maryland
DB Nick Olivero Catholic
WR Danny Oquendo Maryland
DL Bemi Otulaja Maryland
OL Augustus Parrish Kent State
LB Dave Philistin Maryland
LB Rodney Pittman Illinois
OL Dane Randolph Maryland
DL Akiel Russell Delaware State
LS Andrew Schmitt Maryland
LB Alex Schultz Maryland
RB Jordan Scott Colgate
DL J.D. Skolnitsky James Madison
DL Alfred Sutton Howard
OL Jaimie Thomas Maryland
DB Greg Toler St. Paul's College
OL Edwin Williams Maryland
WR Isaiah Williams Maryland
DB DeAndre Wright New Mexico
WR E.J. Wynn Marshall

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