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Thumbs up or down: Su'a Cravens

Washington went defense in Round 2, taking the USC product at No. 53 overall. Was it the right move? John Keim answers

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Su'a Craven's versatility helps when "playing Darren Sproles, we're playing running backs who can go out there and catch the ball. [Shane] Vereen of the New York giants. We've got to be able to have somebody in there that can cover ‘em."

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said they'll figure out later exactly how they will use Su'a Cravens. But Cravens said they told him he'd likely be used as a dime linebacker. Gruden called him "one of the best zone defenders."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said corner Kendall Fuller won't participate in the rookie minicamp because of the torn meniscus in his knee. Gruden said in a worst-case scenario he'll be ready for training camp.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Su'a Cravens fits well in an age where players need versatile skills. "There's not a lot he can't do. He's a playmaker. We want to get people who can do multiple things." #Waspick

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

New Redskins corner Kendall Fuller said his knee is feeling better but he's not yet sure when he'll be able to fully participate in workouts this spring. Fuller tore his meniscus last season.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Redskins picks so far through the third round: 1. Josh Doctson, WR, TCU; 2. LB/S Su'a Cravens, LB/S, USC; 3. Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins select Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller in the third round. He has three brothers who have played in the NFL. Fuller is probably best suited for a zone defense, which is what the Redskins favor. He played only three games last season because of a torn meniscus. #Waspick

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins are on the clock. They still haven't selected a defensive lineman, something they entered the draft hoping to do in the first couple rounds. They can still select a defensive lineman – Andrew Billings is still available as is South Carolina State's Javon Hargrave. Other positions include running back and safety.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

One NFL defensive coach who studied Su'a Cravens said, when told the Redskins would use him as a dime linebacker, "He will excel at that."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins draft pick Su'a Cravens said they see him as a linebacker in their dime defense. He said it allows him to use his instincts.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

With teams playing so much nickel defense, it's good to have a player who can fill multiple roles in that package. A player such as Su'a Cravens with an ability to play multiple roles is a big bonus.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins keep adding players with a similar mindset: guys who just love playing the game. It sounds simplistic but that's what they've done so far in this draft with receiver Josh Doctson and linebacker/safety Su'a Cravens. The latter plays smart and tough and it's why he was drafted in the second round despite being considered a tweener.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Su'a Cravens is a moveable piece in the game plan. Projects as a LB in the Redskins base scheme, but his impact should come in nickel/dime situations. He's that hybrid defender. Rush and cover.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Redskins picks so far through the second round: 1. Josh Doctson, WR, TCU; 2. LB/S Su'a Cravens, LB/S, USC.

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McShay scouting report: Su'a Cravens

Get to know the newest Redskin, No. 53 overall pick Su'a Cravens. Todd McShay breaks down the former USC playmaker.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins select linebacker/safety Su'a Cravens from USC. Cravens is small at 6-foot-1, 225 pounds but he gives the Redskins a hybrid player.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins are on the clock. They could go in a number of directions here: safety, defensive line, cornerback, running back or center. Some players still available: defensive linemen Andrew Billings and Jonathan Bullard.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins enter tonight with two selections. They have one pick in the second round (No. 53 overall) and one in the third round (No. 84 overall). #Waspick

Stats & Info

Quarterbacks tied at the hip

For the second year in a row, and the third time since 2012, quarterbacks were selected with the top two picks in the draft.

Team Stats

Passing Yards255.911th
Rushing Yards97.920th
Points For24.310th
Points Against23.717th

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