The Redskins bolstered their defense in the sixth round of the NFL Draft, obtaining safety Reed Doughty from Northern Colorado and defensive tackle Kedric Golston from Georgia.
In the seventh round, the Redskins turned to the offense and drafted guard Kili Lefotu from Arizona. Later in the seventh, the team selected linebacker Kevin Simon from Tennessee in its final draft pick of 2006.
Doughty was the 173rd overall selection, Golston was 196th, Lefotu was 230th and Simon was 250th. Here's a look at the Redskins' draft picks in the sixth and seventh rounds of the 2006 NFL Draft:
-- Reed Doughty, S
Doughty is regarded as a solid coverage free safety who should fit in Washington's aggressive defense and play special teams.
The 6-1 and 210 pounder started 46 out of a possible 47 games for the Bears and finished third in school history in total tackles (466), fifth in career interceptions (14) and eighth in career fumble recoveries (six).
In 2005, Doughty led all I-AA players with 159 total tackles (76 solo) while recording 10 or more tackles in 10 of 11 games. He also finished with four interceptions, eight pass deflections and three forced and recovered fumbles.
Among his many accolades last season, Doughty was the nation's top vote getter for first-team Academic All-American honors. He was also one of 16 finalists for the Draddy Trophy, known as the "Academic Heisman."
He became the first-ever three-time Academic All-American at Northern Colorado with a perfect 4.0 GPA in sport and exercise science.
In 2004, Doughty recorded 116 tackles (65 solo), six interceptions, 11 pass deflections, two forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Doughty earned Player of the Week honors after notching a season-high 17 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble in the Bear's win over North Dakota State.
During his sophomore campaign in 2003, Doughty started all 11 games and led the team for the second straight season with 87 total stops (53 solo). After redshirting the 2001 season, he went on to start 13 of 14 games in 2002 and led the team in tackles with 104 (53 solo) and interceptions (four).
Doughty attended Roosevelt High School in Johnstown, Colo., and was a consensus first-team all-state selection by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post.
-- Kedric Golston, DT
Golston is regarded as a player with great size and ability. It is hoped he will provide depth to an already productive Redskins defensive line.
Golston, 6-4 and 292 pounds, played in 44 games with 30 starts during his four years at Georgia and compiled 95 tackles (43 solo), 3.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries and 54 quarterback pressures.
In 2005, Golston played in 10 games with nine starts despite being hampered by an elbow injury. He recorded 21 tackles (13 solo), 1.5 sacks and 28 quarterback pressures, second-best on the team.
In 2004, Golston started 12 games and recorded 23 tackles (12 solo), 2.5 sacks and 16 quarterback pressures. During his sophomore campaign in 2003, he played in only eight games with six starts after sustaining a shoulder injury. He was able to record 17 tackles (eight solo), two fumble recoveries and six quarterback pressures.
In 2002, Golston played in all 14 games with three starts and was a member of the Georgia's first Southeastern Conference championship team in 20 years. He finished the 2002 season with a career-best 34 tackles (10 solo), a half-sack, one fumble recovery and four quarterback pressures.
-- Kili Lefotu, OL
Lefotu adds great size and versatility to the Redskins offensive line unit. He can play either guard or tackle, something that coaches place a premium on when evaluating a prospect.
Lefotu, 6-5 and 315 pounds, started 37 games during his career at Arizona. He played various positions on the offensive line as a Wildcat, playing both guard spots and at left tackle.
In 2005, Lefotu played in 10 games with eight starts, one at left tackle and seven at right guard. During his junior season in 2004, he played in all 11 games with 10 starts.
As a sophomore, he played in 12 games (11 at right guard) and as a true freshman he played in 10 games, starting seven at both guard spots.
Lefotu attended Arlington High School in Riverside, Calif. In addition to football, he played basketball during his senior season. He was born November 23, 1983 in Honolulu.
-- Kevin Simon, LB
Simon is touted as an explosive and instinctive athlete. He has the speed and versatility to add depth to Washington's aggressive linebacker corps.
Simon, 5-10 and 235 pounds, appeared in 30 games for the Volunteers during his four-year career and recorded 237 tackles (139 solo), 5.5 sacks, eight pass deflections and 13.5 tackles for loss.
Simon returned from injury in 2005 to record 88 stops (40 solo), one sack and five pass deflections.
In 2004, his season was cut short after he suffered a knee injury in the second game of the year.
Simon had his most prolific college season in 2003, leading the team in tackles with 115 (79 solo) and tied for the lead with 4.5 sacks while starting all 13 games. Against Marshall he recorded 12 tackles and three quarterback sacks.
In 2003, Simon suffered a broken ankle and missed the final nine games of the season. He had recorded 29 tackles on the year. Simon redshirted the 2001 season.
A native of Walnut Creek, Calif., Simon prepped at DeLaSalle High School where he was a three-year starter at linebacker. He was also a running back as a senior. He was named All-America by USA Today, Parade, PrepStar and SuperPrep.