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Redskins Draft Center Keith Ismael With Fifth-Round Pick 


The Washington Redskins selected San Diego State center Keith Ismael in the fifth round (No. 156 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Ismael (6-foot-3, 309 pounds) was a three-time All-Mountain West performer with the Aztecs. He earned second-team honors as a redshirt freshman during which he started eight games at center and filled in at right guard because of an injury. He garnered first-team All-Conference honors the past two seasons, starting 25 games during that stretch.

During Ismael's time with San Diego State, the Aztecs had back-to-back 2,000-yard rushers in 2017 and 2018.

Ismael, who comes from a family of college football players, realized his NFL dreams were in reach after he earned first-team All-Conference honors as a redshirt sophomore in 2018. Fewer than two years later, he's made it to the professional level.

Ismael joins fellow centers Chase Roullier and Ross Pierschbacher in Washington, but he said he's capable of playing all three interior offensive line positions (right guard, center and left guard).

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