The Washington Redskins went into the NFL draft needing plenty of help, so they wheeled and dealed and picked up extra picks until they had 12 new players by the end of the seventh round. Now all 12 of those players are under contract.
First-round pick Ryan Kerrigan’s deal is done, and so are the 11 players drafted after him, the Redskins announced.
Kerrigan, taken 16th overall out of Purdue, was the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year last year. He’ll have a few weeks of camp to learn the transition from 4-3 defensive end to 3-4 outside linebacker, where the Redskins are hoping he’ll be ready to start as a rookie.