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Redskins hold six picks in 2014 NFL Draft

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

NFL Network.

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

century.

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

NFL careers.

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

round.

-REDSKINS-

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.