The Redskins completed their 2016 draft class with the selections of Boston College linebacker Steven Daniels and Georgia running back Keith Marshall in the seventh round.
The Washington Redskins went defense with the 232nd-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, selecting inside linebacker Steven Daniels, formerly of Boston College.
With the 232nd pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected linebacker Steven Daniels of Boston College. Take a look at his collegiate career in photos.
The 5-foot-11, 243-pound Daniels earned first-team All-ACC honors in 2015 while with the Eagles.
Daniels played in all 13 games with nine starts, totaling 82 tackles (16 for loss) and six sacks, as Boston College ranked No. 1 in the FBS in total defense.
From the get-go, Daniels showed his leadership ability with the Eagles.
In his freshman year, Daniels had 25 tackles and one start at linebacker. He moved to the first-team listing as a sophomore, and had 88 tackles (6.5 for loss), three sacks and three pass breakups. In his junior season, Daniels had 72 tackles (1.5 for loss).
Daniels' NFL.com draft profile describes him as having a "vending machine build with wide hips and burly frame made for life inside."
"Downhill daddy. Anticipates his run fits and will jump downhill into the gaps to congest the lane. Has terrific upper body strength and some nasty in his big hands. Able to snatch and shed blockers with force. Can sense down blocks and sinks to fend them off. Instinctive, intelligent approach to the game," his profile states.
Daniels will join quite a packed group of inside linebackers, led by Will Compton, Perry Riley Jr. and Mason Foster, to name a few.
Not too far off the heels of the Daniels' selection, the Redskins made their final selection of the 2016 draft, taking Georgia running back Keith Marshall with the 242nd-overall pick.
Marshall – who ran a 4.31 40-yard-dash at the NFL Scouting Combine – took off once he became a Bulldog.
With the 242nd pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected running back Keith Marshall of Georgia. Take a look at his collegiate career in photos.
In his freshman season in 2012, Marshall ran 117 times for 759 yards and eight touchdowns. He also caught 11 passes for 91 yards and one touchdown reception.
Five games into the 2013 season, Marshall suffered an ACL tear in his right knee against Tennessee and missed the rest of the season. Before the injury, Marshall totaled 246 rushing yards and a touchdown. He also caught eight passes for 111 yards and one receiving touchdown.
Marshall tried to make a comeback in 2014, but only played in three games .
Marshall returned healthy for his final season for Georgia, and was named Comeback Player of the Year at the postseason awards gala. He carried the ball 68 times for 350 yards and three touchdowns. Marshall could've petitioned to the NCAA for another year of eligibility because he lost two seasons, but he decided to declare for the NFL Draft instead.
NFL.com had this to say about Marshall in their profile of him:
"Combines size and raw speed. Before knee injuries possessed blazing, third-level speed. Had 12 percent of his runs in 2012 go for 15-plus yards. Has the burst gear and bend to squeeze through constricted run lanes. Tight, efficient footwork for quick lateral cuts before getting run back on track downhill. Makes early tackle attempts miss. Intelligent player who can learn quickly. Limited production in passing game, but able pass catcher."
With the addition of Marshall, Washington now has four running backs on the roster with Matt Jones, Chris Thompson and Mack Brown.