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Redskins Add Eight For 2018 Draft Class

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The Washington Redskins on Saturday officially wrapped up the 2018 NFL Draft, bringing in eight players -- five on defense and three on offense.

The Washington Redskins have wrapped up the 2018 NFL Draft.

In total, the Redskins brought in eight players with this year’s draft, starting with Alabama defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne.

Take a look at the entire Redskins' 2018 Draft Class through photos.

Payne was selected with the No. 13-overall pick out of Alabama. It was the second consecutive year that the Redskins selected an Alabama defensive lineman in the first round of the draft, as Payne joins Jonathan Allen for what Washington hopes is a potent one-two punch for years to come.

Then in the second round, the Redskins were originally slotted to pick No. 44 overall, but a trade back to picks No. 59 and 74. Despite moving back 15 picks, the Redskins were still able to pick up running back Derrius Guice, who Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said the team had a Round 1 draft grade on.

With the trade netting a third-round pick, the Redskins used the No. 74-overall pick to select Louisville tackle Geron Christian Sr..

Then to start Day 3 action, the Redskins picked Penn State safety in the fourth round before selecting Virginia Tech defensive lineman Tim Settle in the fifth round.

Washington made a trade early in the sixth round, using their lone selection in the round on Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton.

Then in the final round, the Redskins selected Virginia Tech cornerback Greg Stroman before ending the entire draft with the selection of SMU's Trey Quinn at pick No. 256.

Here’s some notes on each pick, courtesy of Redskins Public Relations:


First Round, No. 13 Overall: Daron Payne, Defensive Lineman, Alabama

  • Payne is the 467th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 29th first-round selection in that time frame. He is the 60th first-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.

Check out photos of Alabama defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne, who was selected with the No. 13 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Payne’s selection marks the second straight year in which the Redskins have selected a defensive player with their first selection of the draft (DL Jonathan Allen in 2017). The last time the Redskins selected defensive players with their first selection in consecutive drafts was in the 2013-14 drafts, in which the team selected CB David Amerson and LB Trent Murphy, respectively (both in the second round). * With the first-round selections of Allen and Payne across the 2017-18 drafts, the Redskins have now selected a defensive player in the first round of consecutive drafts for the first time since 2004 (S Sean Taylor) and 2005 (CB Carlos Rogers). * The selections of Payne and Allen – both University of Alabama products – in the first round of back-to-back years marks the first time the Redskins have selected players from the same school in the first round of consecutive drafts in the Common Draft era. It is the second such occurrence in the team’s full draft history, including the selections of Oklahoma’s George Thomas and Leon Heath in the 1950 and 1951 drafts, respectively. * Payne and Allen became the first set of college teammates from the same position group selected by the same NFL franchise in consecutive first rounds since the San Francisco 49ers took Oregon defensive linemen Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner in the 2015-16 drafts, respectively. * Payne is the 10th defensive player selected by the Redskins in the first round since 1999, joining CB Champ Bailey (1999), LB LaVar Arrington (2000), S Sean Taylor (2004), CB Carlos Rogers (2005), S LaRon Landry (2007), DE/LB Brian Orakpo (2009), LB Ryan Kerrigan (2011) and DL Jonathan Allen (2017). Nine of the 10 defensive players selected by the Redskins in the first round in that time frame have earned at least one Pro Bowl selection during their career. The lone exception – Allen – was limited to five games by a season-ending Lisfranc injury as a rookie last year. * Payne’s selection marks the sixth time in the Common Draft era that the Redskins have selected a defensive lineman in the first round, joining Jonathan Allen (2017), Ryan Kerrigan (2011), Brian Orakpo (2009, transitioned to linebacker in 2010), Kenard Lang (1997) and Bobby Wilson (1991). The Redskins also selected Tracy Rocker (1989, third round), Markus Koch (1986, second round), Bob Slater (1984, second round), Duncan McColl (1977, fourth round) and Bill Brundige (1970, second round) with the team’s first selections of each of the drafts listed. * With the selections of Payne and Allen, the Redskins have now used first-round selections on defensive linemen in consecutive drafts for the first time in the Common Draft era. * Payne is the 24th player from the University of Alabama selected by the Redskins all-time, joining B Riley Smith (1936), B Charley Holm (1939), E Sandy Sanford (1940), T Fred Davis (1941), G Ed Hickerson (1941), G Tony Leon (1943), B Bobby Jenkins (1945), T Fay Mills (1946), B Harry Gilmer (1948), B Lowell Tew (1948), T Dick Flowers (1949), E Ed White (1950), B Eddie Salem (1951), C Elliot Speed (1951), B Billy Hicks (1956), T Billy Neighbors (1962), E Tommy Brooker (1962), DB Steve Higginbotham (1972), DT Thomas Rayam (1990), T Chris Samuels (2000), G Arie Kouandjio (2015), DL Jonathan Allen (2017) and LB Ryan Anderson (2017). * Payne’s selection at No. 13 marks the fifth-highest the Redskins have selected a player from the University of Alabama, trailing B Harry Gilmer (No. 1 in 1948), B Riley Smith (No. 2 in 1936), T Chris Samuels (No. 3 in 2000) and B Lowell Tew (No. 4 in 1948). * Payne is the eighth Southeastern Conference product selected by the Redskins in the first round in the Common Draft era. The Redskins have now selected an SEC product in the first round of consecutive drafts for the first time since 1999 (Georgia CB Champ Bailey) and 2000 (Alabama T Chris Samuels). * Payne becomes the third player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 13 overall pick, joining FB Ray McDonald (1967) and DE/LB Brian Orakpo (2009).


Second Round, No. 59 Overall: Derrius Guice, Running Back, LSU

  • Guice is the 468th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 38th second-round selection in that time frame. He is the 56th second-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.
  • Guice becomes the first offensive player selected by the Redskins in the second round since the team selected three offensive players in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Check out photos of LSU running back Derrius Guice, who was selected with the No. 59 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Prior to Guice’s selection, the Redskins had selected a defensive player with their last six second-round picks, including the selections of LB Ryan Anderson (2017), S Su’a Cravens (2016), LB Preston Smith (2015), LB Trent Murphy (2014), CB David Amerson (2013) and DL Jarvis Jenkins (2011). (Note: The team did not make a second-round selection in 2012.) The six consecutive second-round picks on defensive players prior to Guice represented the longest stretch used by the Redskins on one side of the ball in the second round in the Common Draft era. * Guice becomes the first running back selected by the Redskins in the second round since the team drafted Iowa’s Ladell Betts with the No. 56 overall pick in 2002. * Dating back to 2011, the Redskins have now selected a running back in eight consecutive drafts, the team’s longest stretch since taking a running back in nine consecutive years across the 1983-91 drafts, which each consisted of 12 rounds. * Guice is the 12th LSU product selected by the Redskins all-time, joining E Charlie Webb (1946), B Red Knight (1947), E Charlie Webb (1947), B Dan Sandifer (1948), T Ray Potter (1952), B Vince Gonzales (1956), E Billy Shoemake (1959), RB Bob Brunet (1968), TE Robert Royal (2002), S LaRon Landry (2007) and LB Perry Riley (2010). * Guice becomes the first LSU product selected by the Redskins in the second round in franchise history. His selection marks the fourth-highest the Redskins have selected a player from LSU, trailing S LaRon Landry’s selection at No. 6 overall in 2007, B Red Knight’s selection at No. 17 overall in 1947 and B Dan Sandifer’s selection at No. 28 overall in 1948. * Including the selections DL Jonathan Allen and LB Ryan Anderson in 2017 and the selections of DL Da’Ron Payne and Guice in 2018, the Redskins have selected four players from the Southeastern Conference with their four most-recent first- and second-round picks. It marks the first time the Redskins have taken four players from the same conference with four consecutive first- or second-round picks in the Common Draft era. * Guice becomes the sixth player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 59 overall pick, joining T Roy Young (1938), T Bob Hendren (1946), T Hank Harris (1947), B Gary Lowe (1956) and FB Jim Snowden (1964). * Guice was selected with a pick acquired by the Redskins in a draft day trade in which the Redskins sent the Nos. 44 and 142 overall picks to San Francisco in exchange for the Nos. 59 and 75 overall selections. It marked the Redskins first selection using an acquired pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The No. 59 overall selection originally belonged to the New Orleans Saints, who traded the pick to San Francisco during the 2017 NFL Draft for the right to select 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara.


Third Round, No. 74 Overall: Geron Christian, Tackle, Louisville

  • Christian is the 469th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 35th third-round selection in that time frame. He is the 65th third-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.

Check out photos of Louisville tackle Geron Christian, selected in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Christian becomes the first offensive lineman selected by the Redskins in the third round since the team selected two linemen – T Morgan Moses and G/C Spencer Long – in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Those two players combined to appear in 96 regular season games with 80 starts for the Redskins across the 2014-17 campaigns. * Christian becomes the ninth offensive lineman selected by the Redskins in the first three rounds since 2000. Three of the offensive linemen selected in that timespan (Chris Samuels in 2000, Trent Williams in 2010 and Brandon Scherff in 2015) have combined for 14 career Pro Bowl appearances. * Christian is the fifth player from Louisville selected by the Redskins all-time, joining T Ron Petty (1961), TE Jamie Asher (1995), LB Robert McCune (2005) and LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (2017). * With Christian’s selection in 2018 and the seventh-round selection of LB Josh Harvey-Clemons in 2017, the Redskins have now selected a Louisville product in consecutive drafts for the first time in team history. * Christian becomes the first Louisville product selected by the Redskins in the third round in franchise history. His selection at No. 74 marks the highest the Redskins have selected a player from Louisville, surpassing TE Jamie Asher’s No. 137 overall selection in the 1995 NFL Draft. * Christian becomes the fourth player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 74 overall pick, joining G Marcel Saunders (1936), E Russ Brown (1964) and G Paul Siever (1992).


Fourth Round, No. 109 Overall: Troy Apke, Safety, Penn State

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  • Apke is the 470th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 34th fourth-round selection in that time frame. He is the 49th fourth-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.
  • Apke’s selection with the No. 109 overall pick marks the highest the Redskins have selected a safety since selecting LaRon Landry with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. (Note: Su’a Cravens was initially selected as a linebacker with the No. 53 overall pick in 2016).
  • Apke becomes the second safety selected by the Redskins in the fourth round in the past two years after the team selected Montae Nicholson with the No. 123 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Apke and Nicholson are both natives of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as Apke played his high school career at Mt. Lebanon High School and Nicholson completed his prep career at Gateway High School, approximately 25 miles away.
  • The 2017-18 drafts mark the Redskins’ first time selecting the same position in the fourth round in back-to-back years since selecting linebackers Shawn Barber and Nate Stimson in the fourth round of the 1998 and 1999 NFL Drafts, respectively.
  • Apke is the 22nd Penn State product selected by the Redskins all-time, joining G Johnny Jaffurs (1943), B Joe Colone (1947), B Don Bailey (1955), E Jack Faris (1958), QB Richie Lucas (1960), T Andy Stynchula (1960), G Earl Kohlhaas (1960), B Jim Kerr (1961), E Bob Mitinger (1962), B Ton Urbanik (1964), DB Paul Johnson (1970), LB James Kates (1970), LB Rich Milot (1979), LB Larry Kubin (1981), LB Andre Collins (1990), G Paul Siever (1992), WR Terry Smith (1992), C Greg Huntington (1993), T Andre Johnson (1996), LB LaVar Arrington (2000) and RB Evan Royster (2011).
  • Penn State’s 22 all-time selections by the Redskins are the fourth-most of any program, trailing Notre Dame (34), USC (30) and Alabama (24). Their 12 selections by the Redskins in the Common Draft era are tied with Nebraska for the most in that timeframe.
  • Apke becomes the first defensive player from Penn State selected by the Redskins since selecting three-time Pro Bowl linebacker LaVar Arrington with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft.
  • Apke becomes the sixth player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 109 overall pick, joining G Henry Bartos (1938), T Monte Moncrief (1946), RB Jamie Morris (1988), DB Rico Labbe (1990) and QB Sage Rosenfels (2001).

Fifth Round, No. 163 Overall: Tim Settle, Defensive Lineman, Virginia Tech

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  • Settle is the 471st selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 49th fifth-round selection in that time frame. He is the 74th fifth-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.
  • Settle is the second defensive lineman selected by the Redskins in the fifth round in the past three drafts. The team selected DL Matt Ioannidis with the No. 152 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
  • With the selection of Settle and the first-round selection of DL Da’Ron Payne, the Redskins have now selected two defensive linemen in the same draft for the first time since selecting Anthony Montgomery and Kedric Golston in the 2006 NFL Draft.
  • Settle played his prep career at Stonewall Jackson H.S. in Manassas, Va., approximately 25 miles from team headquarters in Ashburn, Va. Including the selection of Stone Bridge H.S.’s Jonathan Allen last year, the Redskins have now selected players from the Northern Virginia metro area in back-to-back drafts.
  • Settle is the seventh Virginia Tech product selected by the Redskins all-time, joining C Buzz Nutter (1953), E Tom Petty (1955), TE Ken Barefoot (1968), T Derek Smith (1999), DB Kyshoen Jarrett (2015) and CB Kendall Fuller (2016).
  • Settle becomes the third Virginia Tech product selected by the Redskins in the last four drafts, with all three picks coming on the defensive side of the ball.
  • Settle becomes the fourth player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 163 overall pick, joining T Doug Conaway (1952), TE Danzell Lee (1985) and DE Dexter Nottage (1994).

Sixth Round: No. 197 Overall: Shaun Dion Hamilton, Linebacker, Alabama

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  • Hamilton is the 472nd selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 57th sixth-round selection in that time frame. He is the 83rd sixth-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.
  • Hamilton is the second linebacker from Alabama selected by the Redskins in the last two drafts, joining LB Ryan Anderson (No. 49 overall in 2017). Including the selections of DL Jonathan Allen and DL Da’Ron Payne in the 2017 and 2018 drafts, respectively, the Redskins have now selected a defensive lineman and linebacker from Alabama in back-to-back drafts.
  • Hamilton  is the 25th player from the University of Alabama selected by the Redskins all-time, joining B Riley Smith (1936), B Charley Holm (1939), E Sandy Sanford (1940), T Fred Davis (1941), G Ed Hickerson (1941), G Tony Leon (1943), B Bobby Jenkins (1945), T Fay Mills (1946), B Harry Gilmer (1948), B Lowell Tew (1948), T Dick Flowers (1949), E Ed White (1950), B Eddie Salem (1951), C Elliot Speed (1951), B Billy Hicks (1956), T Billy Neighbors (1962), E Tommy Brooker (1962), DB Steve Higginbotham (1972), DT Thomas Rayam (1990), T Chris Samuels (2000), G Arie Kouandjio (2015), DL Jonathan Allen (2017), LB Ryan Anderson (2017) and DL Da’Ron Payne (2018).
  • Alabama’s 25 all-time selections by the Redskins are third-most from any school in franchise history, trailing only Notre Dame (34) and USC (30).
  • Hamilton becomes the third player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 197 overall pick, joining T Len Vella (1962) and QB Gus Frerotte (1994).

Seventh Round: No. 241 Overall: Greg Stroman, Cornerback, Virginia Tech

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  • Stroman is the 473rd selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 62nd seventh-round selection in that time frame. He is the 93rd seventh-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.
  • Stroman is the eighth Virginia Tech product selected by the Redskins all-time, joining C Buzz Nutter (1953), E Tom Petty (1955), TE Ken Barefoot (1968), T Derek Smith (1999), DB Kyshoen Jarrett (2015), CB Kendall Fuller (2016) and DL Tim Settle (2018).
  • With Stroman’s selection, the Redskins selected teammates from Virginia Tech in a single draft for the first time in team history.
  • In addition to playing collegiately with fifth-round pick Tim Settle, Stroman played his played his prep career with Settle at Stonewall Jackson H.S. in Manassas, Va., approximately 25 miles from team headquarters in Ashburn, Va.
  • Stroman is the third Virginia Tech defensive back selected by the Redskins in the last four drafts, joining the selections of DB Kyshoen Jarrett (2015) and CB Kendall Fuller (2016).
  • The Redskins have now selected a cornerback in the seventh round in back-to-back years, including the selection of Joshua Holsey in 2017.
  • Stroman becomes the third player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 241 overall pick, joining T George Tolford (1961) and WR Lawrence McCullough (1980).

Seventh Round: No. 256 Overall: Trey Quinn, Wide Receiver, SMU

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  • Quinn is the 474th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 63rd seventh-round selection in that time frame. He is the 94th seventh-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.
  • Quinn was selected with the final pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, a selection now known as “Mr. Irrelevant.” The nomenclature began in 1976, and is part of “Irrelevant Week,” described thusly by the organizers’ website: “Over the past 40 years, Irrelevant Week has become a much-anticipated and beloved celebration honoring football’s underdog, while also making charitable contributions to the community. In fact, through Irrelevant Week, the organization has donated more than $1 million to charities over the past three decades. Previous beneficiaries include the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Goodwill Industries, YMCA, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, NFL Alumni, and the American Red Cross, among others.”
  • Quinn is the second member of the Redskins to be tabbed as Mr. Irrelevant since its inception in 1976, joining Nebraska C Matt Elliott (1992). The Redskins also selected G Bo Bogovich with the last pick of the 1943 NFL Draft prior to the adoption of the pick’s nickname in 1976.
  • Quinn is the eighth SMU product selected by the Redskins all-time, joining T Sid Halliday  (1945), E Gabby Martin  (1945), C Dick Hightower  (1952), E Ben White  (1952), WR Aldrick Robinson  (2011), G Josh LeRibeus (2012) and CB Richard Crawford (2012).
  • The Redskins selected a total of four SMU products from 1936-2010, including two selections from the school in each of the 1945 and 1952 NFL Drafts. Including Quinn, the Redskins have now selected four SMU products in the last eight drafts since 2011.
  • Quinn becomes the second player selected by the Redskins all-time with the No. 256 overall pick, joining G Ed Pucci (1953).
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