-- Linebacker Murphy 'Works His Tail Off'
-- Redskins Pick Moses Brings Passion, Size
-- Guard Long Brings Workmanlike Attitude
-- Versatile Breeland Adds To Redskins' Secondary
-- Grant Leaves Impression On Coaches, Scouts
-- Seastrunk Could Be Redskins' 'Home Run' Back
-- Bolser Can Help Offense, Special Teams
-- Redskins Bring In 'Productive' Kicker In Hocker
The Washington Redskins finalized their 2014 NFL Draft class on Saturday, selecting eight total players. The team's 2014 draft class is as follows:
|2 (47)||LB Trent Murphy||Stanford|
|3 (66) — From Dallas||OT Morgan Moses||Virginia|
|3 (78) — From Dallas||G Spencer Long||Nebraska|
|4 (102)||CB Bashaud Breeland||Clemson|
|5 (142)||WR Ryan Grant||Tulane|
|6 (186) — From Tennessee||RB Lache Seastrunk||Baylor|
|7 (217)||TE Ted Bolser||Indiana|
|7 (228) — From Tennessee||K Zach Hocker||Arkansas|
NOTES ON THE REDSKINS' OVERALL DRAFT (Courtesy, Redskins Public Relations):
· The Redskins made eight selections in the 2014 NFL Draft. The eight selections mark the third time in four years Washington has selected at least eight players (2011, 2012 and 2014).
· Washington has now selected 36 players in the past four drafts, the franchise's largest four-year total since the institution of the seven-round draft in 1994. The team last posted a four-year total of 36 across the 1991-94 NFL Drafts, a time frame which included two 12-round drafts, one eight-round draft and one seven-round draft.
· Washington has made at least seven selections in four consecutive drafts for the first time since 1992-95.
· The Redskins selected two players in the seventh round, marking the sixth time in the last seven years that the team has drafted multiple players in the seventh round. Washington has made multiple seventh-round selections in each year from 2008 through 2014 with exception of the 2013 NFL Draft.
· Washington made two trades during the 2014 NFL Draft. On Friday, the team sent the No. 34 overall pick to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for the Nos. 47 and 78 overall picks. On Saturday, Washington sent the No. 178 overall pick to the Tennessee Titans for the Nos. 186 and 228 overall selections.
· Washington selected four players with selections acquired by trade: LB Trent Murphy (No. 47 from Dallas), G Spencer Long (No. 78 from Dallas), RB Lache Seastrunk (No. 186 from Tennessee) and K Zach Hocker (No. 228 from Tennessee).
· Washington has now selected 23 players with selections acquired by trade in the Bruce Allen era: FB/TE Dennis Morris (2010), WR Terrence Austin (2010), C Erik Cook (2010), T Selvish Capers (2010), LB Ryan Kerrigan (2011), WR Leonard Hankerson (2011), RB Roy Helu, Jr. (2011), S DeJon Gomes (2011), WR/TE Niles Paul (2011), WR Aldrick Robinson (2011), OL Maurice Hurt (2011), LB Markus White (2011), QB Robert Griffin III (2012), G Josh LeRibeus (2012), LB Keenan Robinson (2012), RB Alfred Morris (2012), T Tom Compton (2012), CB Jordan Bernstine (2012), LB Brandon Jenkins (2013), LB Trent Murphy (2014), G Spencer Long (2014), RB Lache Seastrunk (2014) and K Zach Hocker (2014).
· The 2014 NFL Draft marks the first time since 2010 that the Redskins have not selected college teammates in the same draft. Washington selected at least a pair of college teammates in each draft from 2011-13 (Nebraska's Roy Helu, Jr., DeJon Gomes and Niles Paul in 2011; SMU's Josh LeRibeus and Richard Crawford in 2012; Florida State's Chris Thompson and Brandon Jenkins in 2013).
· With the selection of Stanford's Trent Murphy, the Redskins made a product of the conference now known as the Pac-12 the team's top selection for the first time since selecting Stanford DB Duncan McColl with their top selection in the 1977 NFL Draft.