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2014 NFL Draft: Five Sleepers Who Fit Perfectly for the Washington Redskins

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2014 NFL Draft: Five Sleepers Who Would Be a Fit For the Washington Redskins

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The Washington Redskins don’t have a first-round pick for the second straight year, but they are in a position to add depth to their roster with a pick in each of the next six rounds.

Here are five potential draft sleepers who should be on Washington’s radar.

5. Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State

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5. Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State

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Lawson is the not the type of big corner (5’10”, 190 lbs.) that’s in style in the NFL right now, but his experience as a three-year starter and willingness to play the run should appeal to Washington.

4. Antonio Andrews, RB, Western Kentucky

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4. Antonio Andrews, RB, Western Kentucky

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Alfred Morris is established as Washington’s No. 1 running back, but new head coach Jay Gruden has no attachment to backup Roy Helu and some competition could be added. Andrews had over 1,700 rushing yards in each of his final two seasons at Western Kentucky, and an FBS-record 5,770 all-purpose yards over those two campaigns.

3. Lonnie Ballentine, S, Memphis

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3. Lonnie Ballentine, S, Memphis

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Ballentine has a combination of size (6’3”, 219 lbs.) and speed (4.39 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine) that has started to get attention. He would add upside to the Redskins’ safety group that does not exist right now, and the veteran presence of Ryan Clark could help him develop.

2. Jeremiah George, ILB, Iowa State

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2. Jeremiah George, ILB, Iowa State

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George led the Big 12 in tackles last season with 133, and he also led the Cyclones in sacks (3.5), tackles for loss (12), forced fumbles (three) and interceptions (two). With London Fletcher now retired, the Redskins are thin at inside linebacker and could use George’s solid all-around skill set.

1. Ryan Groy, OG, Wisconsin

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1. Ryan Groy, OG, Wisconson

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Groy started games at left guard, left tackle and center during his college career. That versatility, along with the acumen attached to being a former Wisconsin offensive lineman, should be enough to peak the Redskins’ interest in the late rounds.