Redskins' UDFA class is heavy on offense

Redskins' UDFA class is heavy on offense
May 15, 2014, 10:30 am
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Earlier today, my colleague Rich Tandler took a look at four of the Redskins’ undrafted free agent signings. Now here’s a look at the other five:

Rashad Lawrence, WR, Northwestern—Impressed NFL scouts with a strong pro day, where the sure-handed, 6-1, 196-pound Orlando native posted a 4.49 second 40 and 39-inch vertical jump. Hauled in 31 passes for 463 yards and a touchdown as a senior. Has limited experience on special teams.

Kevin Perry, TE, Texas El-Paso—Measures 6-4, 261-pounds according to NFLdraftscout.com. A blocking tight end who also played basketball at UTEP from 2010-2012. According to reports is among a small group of college athletes suing the NCAA for not paying players.

Silas Redd, RB, USC—Rushed for 1,241 yards as a sophomore at Penn State before transferring to Southern Cal in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Had a dozen 100-yard games in college career. But as a senior, Redd (5-10, 212) rushed for only 376 yards in an injury-plagued season.  

Bryan Shepherd, DB, North Dakota State—A special teamer whom the Redskins view as a potential free safety prospect. Listed as 5-10, 180 by NFLdraftscout.com, Shepherd recorded 52 tackles, three pass breakups and an interception last season.

Robert Thomas, NT, Arkansas—Listed as 6-1, 327-pound, Thomas, a team captain, started the first seven games in 2013 but suffered a season-ending broken tibia in his left leg. Was not fully healed by the scouting combine. In half season, he posted 31 tackles, including six for loss, and 3.5 sacks.