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Redskins to Pick Fourth Overall In 2010 NFL Draft


Washington has the fourth overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, the league has announced.

The Redskins finished at 4-12, tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for the fourth-worst record in the NFL. Because the Redskins played a more difficult strength of schedule than Kansas City, they select fourth and the Chiefs select fifth.

In each subsequent round, the Redskins and Chiefs will alternate positions. This means that the Chiefs have the fourth pick and the Redskins have the fifth pick in the second round.

The Redskins have picks in the first, second, fourth, fifth and seventh rounds.

They yielded their third-round pick in last July's Supplemental Draft with the selection of defensive end Jeremy Jarmon. The sixth-rounder was part of the Jason Taylor trade in 2008.

The St. Louis Rams, who were 1-15, own the No. 1 overall selection in the draft. The Detroit Lions, at 2-14, have the No. 2 pick and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, at 3-13, have the third pick.

It's the highest draft pick the Redskins have had since 2000, when they owned the No. 2 and No. 3 overall selections. They drafted linebacker LaVar Arrington and left tackle Chris Samuels with those picks.

The last time the Redskins selected fourth in the draft was 1995 when they picked up wide receiver Michael Westbrook.

The Redskins also selected fourth in 1992 when they drafted wide receiver Desmond Howard.

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