Washington Gets A First Round Steal When Allen Falls To Them

NFL Draft Washington Commanders

Philadelphia just hosted the NFL Draft for the first time since 1961, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Cleveland Browns selected defensive end Myles Garrett with the first overall pick. This year’s”Mr. Irrelevant” as the last pick of the draft, was quarterback Chad Kelly by the Denver Broncos.

Here are Washington’s selections from the 2017 NFL Draft:

Round 1

Pick 17 (17)

Jonathan Allen, Alabama

Arguably the steal of the 2017 NFL Draft, Allen won both the Chuck Bednarik and Bronco Ngurski awards for good reason. Supposedly injuries dropped him out of a top five pick, but you have to think the Redskins talked to Orthopod Dr. Andrews who has affiliations with both Washington and Alabama University. Allen’s 28.5 career sacks were second in school history,  and he is “an absolute fit for Washington” according to Mike Mayock. Other superlatives from Mayock, “I think he’s a game changer,” and “my number two player on my board.”

Grade: A+


Other Selections

  • Round 2, Pick 17 (49) Ryan Anderson, Alabama
  • Round 3, Pick 17 (81) Fabian Moreau, UCLA
  • Round 4, Pick 7 (114) Samaje Perine, Oklahoma
  • Round 4, Pick 17 (123) Montae Nicholson, Michigan St.
  • Round 5, Pick 10 (154) Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas
  • Round 6, Pick 15 (199) Chase Roullier, Wyoming
  • Round 6, Pick 25 (209) Robert Davis, Georgia State
  • Round 7, Pick 12 (230) Josh Harvey-Clemons, Louisville
  • Round 7, Pick 17 (235) Joshua Holsey, Auburn

All selections were made from an outdoor theater, making it the first time an entire NFL draft was held outdoors. This facilitated the draft being the most attended in history, with more than 250,000 fans present. Compensatory picks could be traded for the fist time ever. As a result, the most trades ever were made during the draft with 37, surpassing the 34 trades in the 2008 NFL Draft.

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