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Notes On Redskins Sixth-Round Pick Shaun Dion Hamilton

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Check out notes on new Washington Redskins linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton, the No. 197 pick in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, courtesy of Redskins Public Relations.


  • Hamilton is the 472nd selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 57th sixth-round selection in that time frame. He is the 83rd sixth-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.
  • Hamilton is the second linebacker from Alabama selected by the Redskins in the last two drafts, joining LB Ryan Anderson (No. 49 overall in 2017). Including the selections of DL Jonathan Allen and DL Da'Ron Payne in the 2017 and 2018 drafts, respectively, the Redskins have now selected a defensive lineman and linebacker from Alabama in back-to-back drafts.
  • Hamilton  is the 25th player from the University of Alabama selected by the Redskins all-time, joining B Riley Smith (1936), B Charley Holm (1939), E Sandy Sanford (1940), T Fred Davis (1941), G Ed Hickerson (1941), G Tony Leon (1943), B Bobby Jenkins (1945), T Fay Mills (1946), B Harry Gilmer (1948), B Lowell Tew (1948), T Dick Flowers (1949), E Ed White (1950), B Eddie Salem (1951), C Elliot Speed (1951), B Billy Hicks (1956), T Billy Neighbors (1962), E Tommy Brooker (1962), DB Steve Higginbotham (1972), DT Thomas Rayam (1990), T Chris Samuels (2000), G Arie Kouandjio (2015), DL Jonathan Allen (2017), LB Ryan Anderson (2017) and DL Da'Ron Payne (2018).
  • Alabama's 25 all-time selections by the Redskins are third-most from any school in franchise history, trailing only Notre Dame (34) and USC (30).
  • Hamilton becomes the third player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 197 overall pick, joining T Len Vella (1962) and QB Gus Frerotte (1994).
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