On Thursday, the Washington Redskins signed 10 college free agents. Here's a gallery of select images of each during their collegiate careers.
The Washington Redskins today announced the signing of 10 college free agents to their active roster that are expected to participate in this weekend's rookie minicamp.
Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
The college free agents include:
North Dakota State
NFL.com Draft Profiles (unless otherwise noted):
Rees is smart and has a good understanding of football concepts. Nice release and generally gets rid of the ball in timely fashion. Gives his receivers a chance to make a play. Has 31 career starts and has handled the pressure of performing on the biggest of stages. Mentally tough (did not wither under microscope). Showed he could come in cold and move the team. Threw for 7,670 yards in four seasons at Notre Dame, third in school history. 2013: Honorable mention All-Independent Team. Became first Irish QB to win bowl game as freshman. High School: 2,572 yards, 23 TDs as senior in Illinois. Misc: Father, Bill, is a college scout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also has worked for the Bears, Browns, Chiefs and 49ers.
Lawrence catches on contact and competes for the ball in traffic. Will cross the middle unfazed and has a feel for coverage. Has very big hands and is a reliable hands-catcher. Very good pro-day showing, posting a 4.49-second 40 time, 39-inch vertical jump and 6.80-second 3-cone drill time. Outstanding personal and football character. A dependable inside, possession receiver with the size, toughness and hands to fend for a roster spot.
Doss* emerged as a go-to receiver — and one of the Southwestern Athletic Conference's best — during his junior 2012 season … consistent, steady playmaker counted on to keep the chains moving … key cog of a wide receiver corps that helped QB Dray Joseph lead the SWAC in passing and the Jaguars in total passing offense … one of three SU players named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) 2013 FCS Watch List. Was named first-team All-SWAC in 2013 and 2012 (via Southern University*).
Hughesended his career with 132 receptions for 1,956 yards and 13 touchdowns in 45 career games (31 starts). He became the 19th Hoosier to reach 100 catches and 1,000 yards. Hughes closed out his career tied for sixth in 100-yard games (six), eighth in yardage and tied for 10th in receptions on Indiana's all-time lists (via Indiana University).
Reddhas* *good eyes and cutback ability. Is well-built with a yoked-up musculature and very good thickness. Is subtly shifty and nimble enough to sidestep the first tackler and avoid direct hits. Good leg drive -- keeps churning on contact and is surprisingly strong for a smallish back. Tough, willing blocker -- shows good eyes and awareness in pass protection and seeks to finish. A one-cut, inside zone runner, Redd is a solid, all-around performer with a No. 2 skill set. Can pick up yardage in chunks.
Shepherdstepped in and contributed right away on special teams and in the defensive backfield after transferring from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Versatile player, who played a number of positions. Finished his career with 37 games played and 118 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 22 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one interception (via North Dakota State).
Perryappeared in 43 games for the Miners from 2010-13. The Opelousas, La. Native recorded 29 receptions for 344 yards during his time with the Orange and Blue. As a sophomore, Perry caught 17 receptions for 203 yards and was the only UTEP tight end to register more than 200 yards in receptions on the year. The former Miner caught a career long reception of 34-yards against Houston (2012). Perry was on the UTEP basketball team for two seasons (via Texas-El Paso).
Davenportstarted 12 games he played in in 2013 – 8 at nose tackle, 4 at defensive end – and was named honorable-mention All-Conference USA after ranking tied for seventh on the team in pass break-ups (2), tied for eighth in sacks (1.5) and tied for 10th in tackles for loss (4.5) to go with 20 tackles (9 solo, 11 assists). Prior To Tulane: Three-year letterman at LSU for coach Les Miles where he helped lead the Tigers to a combined 44-6 record and earn bowl bids each season, including a 13-1 mark, and SEC championship and a spot in the BCS National Championship game as a sophomore in 2011 (via Tulane).
Thomas, an Oklahoma prep, began his college career at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College in 2010. Played in 11 games and recorded 51 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and five sacks with two passes batted and one forced fumble. Transferred to Arkansas in '11 and appeared in 12 games (five starts) that fall, tallying 23-2.5-1. Missed one game with a leg injury. In '12, he saw action in all 12 games (two starts) and had 18-5-2.5. Started the first seven games of '13, managing 31-6-3.5 suffering a season-ending broken left leg against South Carolina. Had surgery in October, but had not recovered in time for the NFL Scouting Combine. Team captain. Has good body mass. Can keep blockers occupied, fight the double team and control gaps. Plays hard and competes. Is a respected team leader.
Hoffman's* *father, Derrick Ramsey, was a tight end with the Raiders and Patriots (1978-1985). Redshirted in 2009. Was the Cougars' leading receiver his final three seasons. Owns BYU's all-time records for receptions (260), receiving yards (3,612), receiving touchdowns (33) and all-purpose yards (5,105). Outstanding size with long arms. Extends outside his frame and can snag throws outside his body. Wide catching radius. Deceptively quick coming out of breaks. Has NFL pedigree. Experienced, four-year starter. Played through a shoulder injury during 2011 and 2012 seasons. Is tough and durable.