Washington's makes its second pick on offense with a potential backup for tight end Jordan Reed.
And with their sixth selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select... Arkansas tight end Jeremy Sprinkle. Read on for details about the SEC product and check out all the details on the Redskins' draft class.
Pick: 5th round, 154th overall
Who: Jeremy Sprinkle
Position: Tight end
Height/weight: 6'5" 252 pounds
Profile (From NFL.com) "One of the perks of going to a bowl game is getting a "gift bag" from the game sponsor. The Razorbacks went to the Belk Bowl this year, and as a bonus, got $450 to spend at a Belk department store the week before the game. Unfortunately, Sprinkle tried to take more than that amount from the store, and was cited with shoplifting the extra items and suspended for the game. He had played well in his senior year, however, making 33 catches for 380 yards and four scores in 11 starts for Razorbacks. ... True "Y" tight end with outstanding length and a frame that can handle more weight. Has the toughness to be an NFL blocker, but might need to add more upper- and lower-body strength before he's ready. He's a big, reliable target in the red zone and underneath against zone, but needs a longer runway to create separation in his routes. Sprinkle isn't great in any one area, but he's good in most and should be a safe pick and quality starter in the league.
Why him: Jordan Reed dominates when he plays, but concussion fears are ever-present. Veteran Vernon Davis was a surprise last year while Niles Paul and Derek Carrier dealt with injuries. With youth on his side, Sprinkle could become the long-term backup plan.
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