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Get To Know The Redskins' College Free Agent Signings


Washington, which drafted eight players last week, continued to strengthen its offensive depth by adding tight end Thaddeus Moss, quarterback Steven Montez and wide receivers Johnathon Johnson and Isaiah Wright.

Here's a rundown on what Redskins fans should know about the newest additions to the team:

TE Thaddeus Moss

Moss has had an intriguing journey since he was one of the top tight end recruits in high school. After playing in 13 games for North Carolina State, Moss transferred to LSU and had to sit out the 2017 season for eligibility reasons. Then, a foot injury forced him to sit out of the 2018 season as well.

But once he finally got onto the field last year, he showed that he had the skillset to be one of the better tight ends in college football. He was a consistent option for quarterback Joe Burrow, catching 47 passes for 570 yards. He also added four touchdowns, two of which came in the national championship game against Clemson.

"He will get after it as a run blocker, using above-average technique and an impressive ability to strain and sustain against bigger opponents," analyst Lance Zierlein wrote in Moss’s draft profile. "He could struggle to uncover against tight man, but his hybrid TE/H-back versatility and run-blocking prowess could lock him into a TE3 role."

QB Steven Montez

Montez is not as highly-touted as other players in this year's quarterback class, but he has many similar abilities as a passer.

A three starter for the University of Colorado, the 6-foot-4, 231-pound senior threw for 9,710 yards and 63 touchdowns. He earned the starting role during his redshirt sophomore season and threw for at least 2,800 yards in each of the last three years. He also added 960 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.

"Prototypical size for the position. He] has a big arm to make all the throws,” **[said USA Today’s Patrick Conn.** "[He's] not just a guy who will stand in the pocket and sling it all over the field. Montez can throw for accuracy when on the move in the scramble drill. Has a little [Patrick] Mahomes to his game with how he can sling it down the field with a flick of his wrist."

WR Johnathon Johnson

Johnson's name might get lost in the long list of talented wide receivers in this year's draft, but he can be just as explosive in several areas.

Despite battling injuries in his senior season Johnson finished his career with 2,190 receiving yards, pushing him up to sixth on Missouri's all-time list. He had 153-career receptions, which is eighth in school history, and recorded at least 720 yards in his sophomore and junior seasons. He averaged at least 10 yards per reception in every season and hauled in 13 touchdowns over the course of his career.

"He's been really a productive player," former Missouri head coach Barry Odom told The Kansas City Star. "You look at Jeremy Maclin, Danario Alexander, go back to Vic Bailey. It's a testament to JJ. The yards he's gotten after [the] catch is impressive."

WR Isaiah Wright

Standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing 220 pounds, Wright has the size to be an NFL wide receiver and the ability to back it up. He had 2,104 yards from scrimmage, including 134 receptions for 1,552 yards, and accounted for 15 total touchdowns in four years at Temple.

But perhaps the area where Wright excelled the most was in the return game. He was an all-conference return specialist in 2017, and he was the AAC Special Teams Player of the Year in 2018. As a punt and kickoff returner, he accumulated 2,473 yards and five touchdowns while averaging 24.2 yards on kickoffs and 10.3 yards on punts.

"Big slot receiver with desired size and athletic ability but lacking speed and consistency of play," Zierlein said in his draft profile. "There are times when Wright feels more like a running back than wideout with his eye-catching open-field vision and elusiveness."