With the 187th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected quarterback Nate Sudfeld of Indiana. Take a look at his collegiate career in photos.
It wasn't hard to see Nate Sudfeld when he walked on the football field for the Indiana Hoosiers. He's 6-foot-6 and 234 pounds, and he looked and played the part for them.
Now he gets to put that enormous frame to good use for the Washington Redskins, after the team selected him on Saturday with the 187th pick in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Sudfeld is the very definition of the word tough.
He missed nearly half of his junior year with an injured left shoulder (non-throwing injury), but he didn't let that discourage him or throw him for a loop. He returned for his final season in Bloomington, Ind., and had his best collegiate season, earning third-team All-Big Ten honors, while completing 60 percent of his passes for 3,573 yards and 27 touchdowns to just seven interceptions.
The Redskins are big into reaching out to the community and serving them, not just on the football field. Sudfeld will be able to add to that, as he's served missions to Uganda before he went to high school, and also during his 2015 spring break.
Washington fell in love with Sudfeld's size, his maturity/experience (he was a three-year starter with the Hoosiers), his accuracy and his competitiveness made his selection in the sixth round worth it.
Sudfeld's in a good place, now that his dreams of being in the NFL have come true. He's coming to a team in the Redskins that are on the rise, he's got all kinds of offensive weapons surrounding him, plus he'll get to work with and learn from two crafty veteran quarterbacks in Trent Williams and Colt McCoy.
Not a bad situation for a rookie to fall into.