LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — The Washington Redskins currently hold
six selections in the 79th National Football League Draft, which commences
on the evening of Thursday, May 8. The first round begins at 8 p.m. ET at
Radio City Music Hall in New York City and will be televised by ESPN and
The draft will continue at 7 p.m. ET on Friday with the second and third
rounds, and will conclude with rounds 4-7 on Saturday, starting at noon ET.
Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen and Director
of Player Personnel Scott Campbell will speak to the media at Redskins
Park at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6.
The team will host media at Redskins Park all three days of the draft.
Members of the Redskins coaching staff will be made available to the media
following days in which the team makes a selection.
The 2014 draft will be the franchise’s fifth under the guidance of Executive
Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen. All three of Allen’s firstround
selections have earned at least one Pro Bowl berth in their young careers.
Allen’s first selection at the helm of the Redskins came in the 2010 NFL
Draft when the Redskins selected tackle Trent Williams with the No. 4 overall
pick. The three-year offensive captain has started the last 32 games for
Washington at left tackle and earned consecutive Pro Bowl appearances following
the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Williams’ Pro Bowl berth was the 15th by a Redskins offensive tackle
since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, joining Chris Samuels (2001-02, 05-08),
Jim Lachey (1990-91), Mark May (1988) and Joe Jacoby (1983-86). Between
Williams and Samuels, Redskins left tackles have been selected to six of the
last nine Pro Bowls.
In the 2011 NFL Draft, Allen and the Redskins traded out of the No. 10
overall selection for the rights to the No. 16 overall pick, which the team
used to select linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. The Purdue product has started all
49 combined regular season and postseason games played by the Redskins
since he joined the team and has registered 24.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles,
two interceptions (both returned for touchdowns) and one fumble recovery
in his three NFL seasons. Kerrigan was selected to his first career Pro Bowl
following the 2012 season.
The Redskins’ most recent first-round selection, quarterback Robert
Griffin III, whom the Redskins selected with the No. 2 overall pick acquired
from St. Louis in the 2012 NFL Draft, also made his first career Pro Bowl
in 2012. Griffin III shattered virtually every rookie passer record in Redskins
history that season and went on to set NFL rookie records for lowest
percentage of passes had intercepted and rushing yards by a quarterback,
all while leading Washington to its first division title since the turn of the
Including the selection of linebacker Brian Orakpo in 2009, the team’s
last four first-rounders have earned seven combined Pro Bowl selections
during their time in Washington. Seven of the last eight players selected by
the Redskins in the first round have earned Pro Bowl berths during their
The Redskins do not currently hold a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL
Draft. Last year, Washington used its top selection on cornerback David
Amerson, who played in all 16 games in 2013 with eight starts. In Week
4, Amerson recorded a 45-yard interception return for touchdown against
Oakland, the longest by a Redskins’ rookie since cornerback Champ Bailey
scored on a 59-yard interception return at Arizona on Oct. 17, 1999.
Washington also found an eventual PFWA All-Rookie selection in the
third round last season when it selected tight end Jordan Reed out of Florida
with the No. 85 overall selection. In a season in which he was limited by
injury to only nine games, Reed still set Redskins rookie records for a tight
end with 45 receptions for 499 yards.
The 2014 NFL Draft will feature a three-day format for the fourth consecutive
year. Thursday’s first round will allow 10 minutes before each pick.
The second round, which resumes the draft on Friday evening, allows seven
minutes between picks. The third round allows five minutes between selections.
The final four rounds will take place on Saturday and allow five minutes
between picks. Live coverage of the entire draft will be provided by both
the NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2.
Trading draft picks is allowed during the course of the draft. However,
the Commissioner reserves the right to proceed with the selection process
if a club fails to complete a trade within their allotted time period in that
ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.