NFL draft: Redskins choose upside over injury history in drafting fifth-rounders RB Chris Thompson and OLB Brandon Jenkins

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The Redskins picked two players from Florida St. in the fifth round: running back Chris Thompson and outside linebacker Brandon Jenkins.

Both players suffered serious injuries last season. Thompson tore the ACL in his left knee on Oct. 20; he expects to be ready for training camp. Jenkins said he has completely recovered from the left foot Lisfranc injury that cost him 13 games last year.

Thompson (5-7, 192) is a shifty back who would add speed and elusiveness to the Redskins’ option running game. He said he was timed in the 40-yard dash in faster than 4.4 seconds once when he was healthy.

Jenkins (6-2, 251) is a pass rusher who provides high-upside depth. Redskins first-string right outside linebacker Brian Orakpo is coming off left pectoral muscle surgery entering the last year of his contract, and second-stringer Rob Jackson is suspended for the first four games of the season.

Jenkins was named first-team All-ACC in 2010 after he had 13.5 sacks at right defensive end. He said in a teleconference Saturday he played some standing up during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

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