That Biggers and Amerson will compete for playing time didn’t seem to dampen Biggers’ excitement about how the Redskins used the 51st-overall pick.
Rich Campbell covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Times.
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He appeared to promote the charity softball game between a team of NFL players and the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball team on Sat., June 1 at Prince George's Stadium.
The Redskins on the last day of the draft Saturday addressed their most glaring need by selecting free safeties Phillip Thomas of Fresno St. in the fourth round and Bacarri Rambo from Georgia in the sixth. The are part of a draft class with high upside and some considerable risks.
Jamison is known as a favorable fit for the one-cut zone running game coach Mike Shanahan is known for.
Washington has now drafted three of college football's interceptions leaders. Rambo's eight interceptions in 2011 ranked second in the country to David Amerson's 13. Washington drafted Amerson, a cornerback from N.C. State, in the second round Friday. Fourth-round free safety Phillip Thomas led the nation last season with eight interceptions.
NFL draft: Redskins choose upside over injury history in drafting fifth-rounders RB Chris Thompson and OLB Brandon Jenkins
Thompson and Jenkins, both from Florida St., suffered significant injuries last season.
Thomas, a unanimous first team All-American, led the FBS last season with eight interceptions. He's known for superb ball skills and instincts that compensate for less-than-elite athleticism and speed.
The Redskins addressed an offensive need with their second pick Friday night, selecting Florida pass-catching tight end Jordan Reed in the third round (85th overall). Current first-string tight end Fred Davis is coming off left Achilles' tendon surgery and is in the last year of his contract. Reed is a pass-catching threat in that mold.
Amerson in college developed a reputation as a risk-reward player. He was known for creating turnovers but also giving up big plays. In a teleconference with Redskins media Friday night, he said he too often tried to sit on routes and got caught looking into the backfield last season.
Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson took a pay cut this week that saves the team $2 million in cap space, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed. The club now has $2.03 million in cap space.
At safety, there's FIU's John Cyprien, and then there's everyone else. And there is a general consensus about the top cornerbacks remaining: Boise St.'s Jamar Taylor and Mississippi St.'s Johnthan Banks and Darius Slay.
The Redskins watched as linemen dominated the first round. Nine offensive linemen and nine defensive linemen were selected among the first 32 picks, a sure indication of how much teams value rushing and protecting the quarterback in today's NFL. Seven defensive backs were drafted.
Coach Mike Shanahan on Wednesday updated the statuses of several players recovering from surgeries.
Coach Mike Shanahan seems intent on being cautious about Robert Griffin's health, and that approach will continue even after his quarterback returns from extensive right knee surgery.
Jammer played safety and cornerback at the University of Texas in the late 1990s and early 2000s.