By Ryan Ratty @RyanRattyNFL on May 23, 2014
After not having a first-round pound in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins did a decent job filling needs throughout the draft. After the draft was over, the Redskins also did a good job signing players in the UDFA period. Here are five UDFAs who will make the final 53-man roster.
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Though his size is not desirable at 5-foot-10, 195 pounds, L.J. Jones is a smart football player that can be a contributor on special teams. He could also be the No. 4 cornerback on this roster, given how bad this secondary is. The thing that jumps out with Jones is how productive he was at Fresno State. Jones has a solid shot at making the roster. He could end up being a gunner on special teams.
Chris Davenport was supposed to transfer to Tulane to play defensive, but the LSU offensive tackle then decided to declare for the draft. At 6-foot-4, 320 pounds, with small arms, Davenport will most likely move to the guard position in the NFL. There isn't a ton of depth behind Chris Chester and Spencer Long, and Davenport could provide that.
Quandon Christian was a co-captain for the Clemson Tigers last season and his versatility was on full display. At 6-foot-2, 235 pounds, Christian is a tall, quick linebacker who could end up being a steal. Christian has trouble finding the holes in the running game, but he does a great job at defending tight ends in the passing game.
Silas Redd's college career fell off after he transferred from Penn State to USC. Redd came to Penn State as a highly-touted recruit. He runs with purpose and he has great vision to go with it. Redd runs like a bowling ball and that could be of use in Washington's offense. Redd could take Evan Royster's role because of his power-running style.
Cody Hoffman was a fourth- to fifth-round pick in my opinion. Instead, the BYU product went undrafted and the Redskins may have gotten the receiver gem of the UDFAs. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, Hoffman has the body to put on bulk for the next level. The big concern with Hoffman is that he is a long-strider. Although the Redskins have three competent receivers in DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garçon, and Andre Roberts, Hoffman could be a good No. 4 option.
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