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Redskins Draft Picks 2012: Washington Selects Cornerback Richard Crawford At No. 213 Overall

Cornerback Richard Crawford
Cornerback Richard Crawford

Using one of their picks in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL draft (number 213 overall), the Washington Redskins selected defensive back Richard Crawford from Southern Methodist University. Crawford played corner for the Mustangs but was also well known for his punt return skills.

He stands 5' 10" and weighs 190 pounds, at his pro day he ran a 4.52 40 yard dash along with a 39 and 1/2 inch broad jump, plus 14 reps on the bench press. He was selected as an All-Conference USA first team player. He averaged 12.7 yards per punt return, he returned one for 92 yards and a touchdown, which is the second longest return in conference history. He finished the 2011 season with 42 tackles, two and a half tackles for loss, two interceptions, 10 pass breakups and a forced fumble. Crawford looks to be a project corner who could help on special teams.