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Notes On Redskins Fourth-Round Pick Samaje Perine

Posted Apr 29, 2017

Check out notes on new Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine, the No. 114 pick in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, courtesy of Redskins Public Relations.

Check out notes on new Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine, the No. 114 pick in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, courtesy of Redskins Public Relations.


• Perine is the 459th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 32nd fourth-round selection in that time frame. He is the 47th fourth-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.

Perine’s selection snapped a streak of three consecutive defensive selections by the Redskins to open the 2017 Draft. His selection with the No. 114 overall pick marks the latest the Redskins have selected their first offensive player in a draft since the 2009 NFL Draft when the Redskins first offensive selection came with the No. 221 overall pick (FB Eddie Williams). The

• Perine is the first player from Oklahoma selected by the Redskins since the team drafted five-time Pro Bowl tackle Trent Williams with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

• Perine is the 13th player from the University of Oklahoma selected by the Redskins all-time, joining C Ed Parks (1938), B Bob Seymour (1940), B Marvin Whited (1942), C Ray Pearcy (1948), B George Thomas (1950), B Leon Heath (1951), B Merrill Green (1954), T Roger Nelson (1954), DT Bob Slater (1984), TE Stephen Alexander (1998), WR Malcolm Kelly (2008) and T Trent Williams (2010).

• Perine is the fourth player selected by the Redskins with the No. 114 selection all-time, joining T Ben Preston (1958), DB Bill Kishman (1969) and DT Manny Sistrunk (1970).

• Perine is the first running back selected by the Redskins in the first four rounds to have played in the Big 12 Conference since drafting Nebraska’s Roy Helu Jr. in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

• The Redskins have now selected at least one running back in each of the last seven drafts, dating back to 2011. It is the team’s longest such streak since taking at least one running back in nine consecutive drafts from 1983-91.

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