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Need to Know: What should the Redskins expect from their second-round draft pick?

Need to Know: What should the Redskins expect from their second-round draft pick?

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 20, seven days before the April 27 NFL draft.

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Days until:

—Redskins rookie camp (5/12) 22
—Redskins OTAs start (5/24) 34
—Training camp starts (7/27) 98
—First Sunday of 2017 season (9/10) 143

What should the Redskins expect from their second-round draft pick?

There has been much pre-draft talk about the impact the Redskins should expect from their first-round draft pick. There should also be some high expectations from their second-round pick, which is No. 49 overall.

To see the caliber of player that might be available to the Redskins in the second round, here are the best players taken with overall picks 49, 50, and 51 in the last 10 drafts.

DE Calais Campbell (No. 50, 2008, Cardinals)—The license plate number on the truck that bowled over Kirk Cousins and caused a key fumble in Glendale in a key Arizona game was 93. In nine seasons with the Cardinals, Campbell played well enough to earn a $15 million per year contract with Jacksonville at the age of 30. He is getting better with age, with eight sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in 2016.

WR DeSean Jackson (No. 49, 2008, Eagles)—I don’t think that most of your reading this need much information here. You saw him from one side in his six years in Philadelphia and then close-up in his three years in Washington. His combination of speed and ball-tracking prowess was fun to watch.

DB Marcus Gilchrist (No. 50, 2011, Chargers)—In six seasons with the Chargers and Jets, Gilchrist has been durable (91 of 96 games played) and versatile, playing corner, strong safety, and free safety. He has 10 career interceptions.

C Max Unger (No. 49, 2009, Seahawks)—Unger has two Pro Bowl selections and he was a first-team All-Pro at center in 2012. He was traded to the Saints in 2015 as part of the Jimmy Graham trade and he has continued his solid play in New Orleans.

DL Johnathan Hankins (No. 49, 2013, Giants)—Redskins fans highly coveted the 6-3, 320-lb. Hankins as a solution to the team’s D-line woes in this recent free agency period. But he ended up signing with the Colts.

Redskins picks in this range: Washington has selected two players in this range since 2007. In 2008 they took WR Malcolm Kelly with the 51st pick. The Redskins got a frustrating, injury-plagued two seasons out of him. The Redskins grew frustrated with the play of CB David Amerson (51, 2013) and moved on from him after two years plus two games. The Raiders picked him up and they are quite happy with him. It should be noted that DL Kendall Reyes, signed as a free agent last year and jettisoned after two games, was the 49th overall pick in 2012.

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Redskins activate TE Reed off of the PUP list

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Redskins activate TE Reed off of the PUP list

 

The Redskins have struggled on offense in the preseason. The good news is that they are getting one of their best offensive players back to work.

The team announced that tight end Jordan Reed has been activated off the physically unable to perform list (PUP). He was placed on the list at the start of training camp with a toe injury.

At first coach Jay Gruden indicated that the injury would be a short-term problem but as it turns out he spent 24 days on the PUP list.

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Reed made the Pro Bowl last year despite missing a total of four games with a shoulder injury and with a concussion, He caught 66 passes for 686 yards and six touchdowns.

His removal from the list means that he can start practicing with the team immediately. Reed would be eligible to play in the Redskins’ preseason game against the Bengals next Sunday. However, given how cautious the team has been with his injury and his value to the offense it seems likely that he will not take the field for a game until the Redskins’ season opener against the Eagles on September 10.

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WWE icon Jim Ross really loves Redskins running back Samaje Perine

WWE icon Jim Ross really loves Redskins running back Samaje Perine

Redskins fans don't quite know what they're going to get out of rooking running back Semaje Perine, but legendary WWE icon Jim Ross certainly does. 

Ross, a University of Oklahoma fan, saw a lot of Perine when he was a star on the Sooners. 

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Ross recently went on CSN to let the people know what, exactly, they were getting from the Oklahoma product. Here's the list of accolades, in no particular order, that Ross has for Perine:

- Restaurant quality running back

- tougher than a 2$ steak 

- a man's man

- all man (which is different than being a man's man, somehow)

- a yard wide (?)

You can see the whole thing here, with Ross coming in at the 1:22 mark. 

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