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Austin Reiter Built Football Foundation Early
For Washington Redskins 2015 seventh-round draft pick Austin Reiter, his football foundation was laid early in his life, and in a unique way. In an interview with Draft Diamonds, Reiter said he began playing football in the third grade. Along the way, he also played baseball and soccer.

PHOTOS: RG3 attends Nationals-Marlins Tuesday | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Robert Griffin III spends his offseason like many of us do, taking in a baseball game. That's what the Redskins QB did on Tuesday in D.C., attending Nationals-Marlins at Nationals Park.

For Redskins and GM Scot McCloughan, one decision will define this draft - The Washington Post
As expected, it was a solid and logical draft by Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan. But the three days of selections will be judged by one sudden, unexpected move.

How 2015 first-round draft picks rated as high school recruits -
Before Jameis Winston became the No. 1 overall pick of the Bucs, he entered Florida State as a five-star recruit. Find out how all 32 of this year's first-round picks rated coming out of high schools.

Collateral benefits: Vets who benefited from the draft -
The NFL draft isn't bad news for all veterans. After Gregg Rosenthal highlighted 18 veterans hurt by the incoming rookie class, let's turn our attention to the players, coaches and fans who stand to benefit from the infusion of talent.

Pedro Taylor Remembers Sean At Draft Day Party Book Signing
“Parents of celebrities want to be celebrities,” said Steven Rosenberg, “but [Pedro Taylor] never asks for it.” That much was evident Saturday afternoon on the club lounge of FedExField during the Redskins Draft Day Party. Pedro, the father of Redskins great Sean Taylor, sat signing copies of his new book “Going Full Speed, The Sean Taylor Stories,” taking photos and engaging with those patiently waiting.

Kyshoen Jarrett Wants To Provide Best Care For His Brother
Kyshoen Jarrett hopes that making it to the NFL will make a difference for his family. Over the next few months, Jarrett, a Virginia Tech product, will try to lend a helping hand to both the Redskins’ defensive and special teams unit.

Gruden shares his thoughts on draft strategy | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Coach Jay Gruden discusses Scot McCloughan's draft philosophy of picking tougher and meaner players.

Should Redskins be long shot to win NFC East? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
When Scot McCloughan finished his first draft in charge of the Washington Redskins, it's very clear that the new GM wants a bigger and tougher team. McCloughan also made moves to bolster size and strength throughout free agency. Despite the moves, Las Vegas experts don't expect much from the Redskins in 2015, at least based on odds.

Special teams key aspect of Washington Redskins draft
The complaint two years ago stemmed from having young players who didn't view themselves as special teamers. They weren't the only problem, but it was an issue.

Washington Redskins get bigger along the offensive line - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
The new guys look a little bit different, bigger than what the Washington Redskins have sought in past seasons. Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan drafted for size, not just to fit a system. It's to fit the weather he hopes the Redskins play in some day -- after all, it likely would mean a playoff run.

Can Crowder turn around Redskins' return woes? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Crowder returned a total of 47 punts the past two seasons as Duke and averaged 14.5 yards per attempt. He also scored four touchdowns, including an electrifying 68-yarder in the Sun Bowl last December.

Iowa's Kirk Ferentz on Redskins' Brandon Scherff: 'It's his attitude' - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
The first time he caught their eye had nothing to do with football. It was track season and an Iowa coach was there to see Brandon Scherff's teammate at the state track meet. But when Scherff beat his teammate, the one they were recruiting, to win the state shot put title, the coaches noticed.

Need to Know: How did the draft improve the Redskins’ 2015 opponents? | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The Redskins believe they improved themselves in the recent draft. But the 13 different teams they will line up against this season also got better during those three days last week. Let’s look at what the top draft pick for each team on the Redskins’ schedule.

Martrell Spaight Brings It On Every Play
If there’s one thing Redskins head coach Jay Gruden believes will be certain for linebacker Martrell Spaight, it’s that he’ll leave his mark on the football field. A 6-foot, 236 pounder out of Arkansas, Spaight plays with a desire that the Redskins simply couldn’t pass on in the fourth round of this past weekend’s draft.

A closer look at fourth-round wide receiver Jamison Crowder - The Washington Post
In fourth-round wide receiver Jamison Crowder, the Redskins drafted an extremely shifty slot receiver with added value as a return man. Crowder is small, measuring in at just 5 feet 8, 185 pounds, which will ultimately limit him in some aspects in the NFL. But he has the quickness to make an impact for the Redskins.

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