Redskins draft safety Bacarri Rambo

Redskins draft safety Bacarri Rambo
April 27, 2013, 4:45 pm
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Sixth round

Player: Bacarri Rambo
Position: Safety
College: Georgia
Height: 6-0
Weight: 215

Scouting report: Rambo had been projected as a late third or early fourth round draft pick by some analysts, but he fell all the way to the Redskins in the sixth round.

Rambo served two suspensions – for a total of five games – the past two seasons for violating Georgia's drug policy, according to reports. So there may be reason to second-guess the 22-year’s decision making off the field, there is no doubting his ability on it. 

The Donalsonville, Ga., native recorded 73 tackles and three interceptions and forced three fumbles as a senior. In 47 career games with the Bulldogs, he notched 16 interceptions.

In addition to his ball-hawking skills, talent evaluators also note that he’s also an intimidating hitter.

Rambo can play both safety positions, having started 23 at free safety and 13 at strong. He was also the second safety drafted by Washington on Saturday, joining fourth round selection Phillip Thomas.

Current safety depth chart: Brandon Meriweather, Reed Doughty, DeJon Gomes, Jordan Pugh, Thomas, Rambo, Jordan Bernstein and Devin Holland.

Where Rambo fits: If Meriweather returns from injuries to both knees, he figures to be the starting strong safety. If Thomas grasps Jim Haslett’s schemes quickly, it’s possible he’ll be the starting free safety. That leaves Doughty, Gomes and Rambo battling for backup duty.

In 2014, though, it very well could be Thomas and Rambo as the Redskins' starting safeties. 

What Rambo said: “Man, I thought everybody had forgotten about me. I was just sitting here praying, asking God to give me one team that liked me. And the Redskins gave me call. It’s just a blessed moment and I just want to thank the organization for believing me. It just put a big chip on my shoulder, so I’m going to go out there and prove to everybody.”  

Asked about the suspensions, he said: “It was a very selfish decision I made. But I grew from it. It helped me put my priorities in order.”