Second-round pick Ryan Anderson has undoubtedly won the fans over already. From his tenacity on the
Anderson is the third OLB to be taken in the second round by the Redskins in the last 4 NFL drafts. Each of the last two, Preston Smith and Trent Murphy, have gotten off to very slow starts in their rookie seasons. Murphy prior to his breakout 2016 campaign, was seemingly on his last leg with the team being converted to a defensive line before
Third-year defender Preston Smith has yet to show consistency as an OLB in the NFL. Junior Galette has been injured each of his first two seasons with Washington. Ryan Kerrigan, the team’s best pass rusher, disappeared at times in critical situations. The best thing about Anderson is that he rocked against players in the best division in the NCAA. Anderson, to me, is not a guy who’s elite at anything but he’s good at almost everything. He was a playmaker, and game-changer for the Crimson Tide as he always found a way to get to the quarterback.
Credit that to his relentless motor, and the Redskins are counting on his effort and motor to carry over to the NFL. We are just a couple months away until training camp is back in full force, soon