- Dan Graziano, ESPN Staff Writer
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Safety was the Washington Redskins' biggest need entering this year's NFL draft, and while they waited a while to address it they ended up with a couple of recognizable names. None more so, however than Georgia's Bacarri Rambo, whom they selected with their sixth-round pick (No. 191 overall).
Scouts Inc. ranked Rambo as the No. 9 safety in this year's draft, and he was the 18th one taken. Along with fourth-round pick Phillip Thomas of Fresno State, he represents good value at a need position. In terms of the Redskins' offense, he likely profiles better for the strong safety role, as coverage isn't his strength but he can help as a big hitter and in run support. He's physical enough to outfight receivers for the ball, and he flashed big-time playmaker ability at times at Georgia. His stock likely dropped due to some off-field and character concerns, but here in the sixth round that gets a little bit easier to overlook for a player whose ceiling is as high as Rambo's is.
I also predict that, especially if Rambo makes the team, the Redskins will set an NFL record for first-year jersey sales of a sixth-round pick.
Safety was the Washington Redskins' biggest need entering this year's NFL draft, and while they waited a while to address it they ended up with a couple of recognizable names.