Redskins finish the draft with LB Daniels and RB Marshall in the 7th round

The Washington Redskins finished off their 2016 NFL Draft class by selecting a linebacker and running back in the seventh round.


(Boston, MA 09/05/15) Eagles Linebacker, Steven Daniels cheers his team on after they intercepted the ball in the second period. Boston College Eagles defeat Maine Black Bears, 24-3. September 5, 2015 (Staff Photo by Faith Ninivaggi)

With their first seventh round pick, the Redskins selected ILB Steven Daniels from Boston College.  Daniels is best know to be a strong run stopping linebacker.  Despite a 5’11” frame, Daniels is an aggressive tackler and recorded 6 sacks and tallied 16 tackles for loss last year.  He was a first team ALL ACC selection last season after recording 82 tackles.  He has excellent speed and is know to quickly close gaps.  No doubt, Daniels will be a factor in special teams and a sure tackler.  He is best suited for a 3-4 defense, making the Redskins a solid fit.  His liability will be in pass defense, which will make him suitable for run playing downs.


 With the Redskins final selection in the draft, they chose RB Keith Marshall out of Georgia.  The knock on Marshall is that he had an injury prone collegiate career. He had an ACL reconstruction in 2013 and aggravated the knee in 2015.  Still, if he can manage to stay healthy he has excellent speed and can hit the home run hole quite well.  He nailed a 4.31 forty at the Combine.  That was good enough to be the fastest time of all running backs at the Combine.  In 11 games last year for the Bulldogs, Marshall ran for 350 yards averaging a solid 5.1 yards per carry.  He also scored 3 TDs and ran for 18 first downs.