LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA – The Washington Redskins selected linebacker Su'a Cravens in the second round (No. 53 overall) and defensive back Kendall Fuller (No. 84 overall) in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Cravens (6-1, 226) played three seasons at Southern California from 2013-15, appearing in 40 games for the Trojans. During his collegiate career, he recorded 206 tackles (133 solo, 33.5 for loss), 16 pass breakups, 10.0 sacks, nine interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and three forced fumbles.
Last season, Cravens transitioned to linebacker after playing his first two seasons at defensive back. He earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors as a linebacker in 2015 after accomplishing the feat a year earlier at defensive back.
Cravens, 20, attended Vista Murrieta H.S. in Murrieta, Calif., where he earned USA Today Defensive Player of the Year and Parade All-American honors after leading his team to a 13-1 record in his senior season. He was born July 7, 1995.
Fuller (5-11, 187) played three seasons at Virginia Tech from 2013-15, starting 28 of the 29 games in which he appeared. During his collegiate career, he compiled 119 tackles (73 solo, 8.0 for loss), 27 pass breakups, eight interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), two forced fumbles and two fumbles recovered.
As a sophomore in 2014, Fuller earned second-team All-American honors from the Football Writers Association of America and USA Today, among others. He was a first-team All-ACC selection that season, a year after earning the conference's defensive rookie of the year award as a freshman in 2013.
Fuller, 21, attended Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, Md., where he was a Parade All-American and earned Gatorade Player of the Year honors for the state of Maryland. He was born Feb. 13, 1995.
NOTES ON THE SELECTION OF LB SU'A CRAVENS
- Cravens is the 451st selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 36th second-round selection in that time frame. He is the 54th second-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.
- The Redskins have now selected a linebacker in the second round in three consecutive drafts (Trent Murphy in 2014, Preston Smith in 2015).
- Cravens is the 30th player from USC selected by the Redskins all-time, joining B Bob Hoffman (1939), B Boyd Morgan (1939), B Bob Hoffman (1940), T Howard Stoecker (1940), E Al Krueger (1941), B Jack Banta (1941), T Earl Audet (1944), QB Jim Hardy (1945), B Eddie Saenz (1945), B Milford Dreblow (1945), T Bob Hendren (1946), B George Callanan (1946), E Harry Adelman (1946), T John Pehar (1946), G Mike Garzoni (1947), T Ed Henke (1949), E Ollie Fletcher (1949), B Johnny Williams (1951), G Ed Pucci (1953), T Walt Ashcraft (1953), B Bob Buckley (1953), E Bing Bordier (1955), DT Dennis Crane (1968), WR Erik Affholter (1989), RB Ricky Ervins (1991), DB Calvin Holmes (1992), LB Lamont Hollinquest (1993), LB Dallas Sartz (2007) and TE Fred Davis (2008).
- The Redskins' 30 all-time selections from USC are the second-most from any school in franchise history (Notre Dame – 34).
- Cravens is the second player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 53 overall pick, joining DB Bill Clay (1966). Cravens is the first selection by the Redskins at No. 53 in the Common Draft era.
- The selection marks the highest the Redskins have selected a Pac-12 product since selecting LB Trent Murphy with the No. 47 overall pick in 2014.
- The Redskins have now selected a defensive player in one of the first two rounds in each of the last four drafts, the team's longest such streak since 2004-07.
NOTES ON THE SELECTION OF DB KENDALL FULLER
- Fuller is the 452nd selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 33rd third-round selection in that time frame. He is the 63rd third-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.
- Fuller is the sixth player from Virginia Tech selected by the Redskins all-time, joining C Buzz Nutter (1953), E Tom Petty (1955), TE Ken Barefoot (1968), T Derek Smith (1999) and DB Kyshoen Jarrett (2015).
- The Redskins have now selected a Virginia Tech defensive back in consecutive drafts, as the team selected defensive back Kyshoen Jarrett in the sixth round a year ago. It marks the first time the Redskins have selected a Virginia Tech product in consecutive drafts.
- Fuller's selection at No. 84 marks the highest the Redskins have selected a Virginia Tech product all-time, surpassing TE Ken Barefoot's selection at No. 113 in the 1968 NFL Draft.
- Fuller is the fourth player selected by the Redskins with the No. 84 overall pick all-time, joining B Curt Kuykendall (1945), T Jerry Houghton (1950) and DE Charles Mann (1983).
- The Redskins have now selected a defensive back in each of the last six drafts, the team's longest stretch since 1997-02.