Washington deal for third-rounder Fabian Moreau: $3.339 million, including $825,392 signing bonus— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 26, 2017
The Redskins selected UCLA's Fabian Moreau in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft, and today he has signed his first contract with the team. Moreau(6', 206 lb) was projected as a 1st round pick in a loaded cornerback class before tearing his pec at his Pro Day.
"It's just a setback," Moreau said. "Nothing I could control but I'm rehabbing getting healthy as I can. It's just another opportunity to prove myself. ...There is nothing I can control about that, it is what it is. I'm enjoying my position. God put me in this position and I am willing to come out of it get healthy and get back on the field."
The Redskins continue to upgrade their secondary after last year's addition of All Pro CB Josh Norman. The team also signed safety D.J. Swearinger during the offseason and will be moving last year's 2nd round pick Su'a Cravens to safety.
"[He's] just really talented," said Redskins head coach Jay Gruden the night Washington selected Moreau. "He's an ex-running back. What I saw at the East-West Shrine Game with him in one-on-ones, you could see his change of direction, his ball skills. But speed, I think upside, are the keys to Fabian and we're excited to get him."