Last year, Redskins fans got excited about prospect Landon Collins, the safety prospect out of Alabama, who had said all offseason that he wore No. 26 to honor Sean Taylor (who wore No. 26 at Miami), his favorite player.
He ended up going to the Giants, and in respect, changed his number to 21 (Taylor's number in the pros).
Well, now the Redskins have a Sean Taylor disciple for themselves: Su'a Cravens, the team's second round draft pick and linebacker from USC.
"Well he's definitely my all-time favorite safety, and those are big shoes to fill," Cravens said on "Redskins Nation." "So when I come into Washington, I'm ready to play and hopefully I can be half as good as that man."
Cravens said he wasn't expecting the Redskins to draft him, but that wasn't the opinion of another family member.
"I had no idea. I had no idea, but my dad actually predicted the Redskins would draft me," Cravens said. "He said, 'There's an SC guy there [defensive coordinator Joe Barry] and I have good feeling for him, so you're gonna be a Redskin soon.'"
Getting drafted is a dream come true he said, but Cravens had to pay tribute to his father for helping him get there.
"I thank my dad," he said. "Without my dad I wouldn't be who I am today – I wouldn't be half the man I am. So, on top of that, God, as well. So I'm just really grateful and I'm so thankful for the opportunity."