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Skins pick Terp in 3rd

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The Redskins just drafted Maryland cornerback Kevin Barnes in the third round, 80th overall.

The 6-foot, 187-pound Barnes started the past two years for the Terps. He missed the final six games of 2008 after fracturing his left shoulder blade. Barnes’ college highlight was a hit on Javid Best that caused the Cal running back to vomit.

Barnes also got noticed for his combine-best 41 on the 50-question Wonderlic test in February.


“I feel like I’ll be a steal wherever I get picked,” Barnes told The Washington Times last week. “There’s no cap on how high I could have gone had I not gotten hurt.”

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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