Redskins draft RB Alfred Morris, OT Tom Compton in 6th round

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By Mike DeFabo

The Redskins continued to address the offensive side of the ball in the sixth round of the draft, selecting running back Alfred Morris with the 173rd pick and tackle Tom Compton with the 193rd.

Morris is a straightforward runner at 5-foot-10, 219 pounds. He racked up more than 3,500 yards at Florida Atlantic University, but says he isn’t apposed to playing some fullback.

“I’m pretty sure they’re going to use me as both [a running back and fullback],” Morris said. “I’m a running back, but I’m not too proud to put my hand in the dirt.”

Compton is a 6-foot-5, 314-pound tackle. He played two years at right tackle and two years at left tackle. Like Morris, Compton said he’s willing to move around to get playing time.

“I’m comfortable on either side,” Compton said. “It’s one of those things where it really doesn’t matter to me. I was hoping that would add some value to me, because I’m pretty versatile.”

Compton is a mixture of speed (5.08 40-yard dash) and strength (squatted 700 pounds), and said he has experience with Washington’s zone blocking scheme.

“At South Dakota, we ran quite a bit of different stuff,” Compton said. “We ran quite a lot of zone. We mixed in quite a bit. The style of athlete that I’ve been described as kind of fits that scheme.”

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