ASHBURN, VA – The Washington Redskins finalized its 2012 NFL Draft class on Saturday, selecting nine players, highlighted by No. 2 overall pick quarterback Robert Griffin III. The team's 2012 draft class is as follows:
ROUND (PICK) PLAYER SCHOOL
1 (2) QB Robert Griffin III Baylor
3 (71) G Josh LeRibeus SMU
4 (102) QB Kirk Cousins Michigan State
4 (119) LB Keenan Robinson Texas
5 (141) G Adam Gettis Iowa
6 (173) RB Alfred Morris Florida Atlantic
6 (193) OT Tom Compton South Dakota
7 (213) CB Richard Crawford SMU
7 (217) S Jordan Bernstine Iowa
NOTES ON REDSKINS OVERALL DRAFT
· With nine selections, the Redskins made more than seven picks for the fifth time since the institution of the seven round draft in 1994. This is the first time in that frame in which the Redskins picked more than seven in consecutive years (12 – 2011 NFL Draft).
· The Redskins selected two sets of college teammates in the 2012 NFL Draft (CB Richard Crawford and G Josh LeRibeus from SMU, G Adam Gettis and S Jordan Bernstine from Iowa). The last time the Redskins took two sets of college teammates was in 1992, when the team drafted WR Desmond Howard and C Matt Elliott from Michigan and G Paul Siever and WR Terry Smith from Penn State.
· The last time the Redskins selected a set of college teammates in consecutive years was in the 1992 and 1993 NFL Drafts. In addition to the 1992 players listed above the Redskins selected DB Tom Carter and RB Reggie Brooks from Notre Dame in 1993. Last year, the Redskins selected RB Roy Helu, S DeJon Gomes and WR Niles Paul, all from Nebraska.
· The Redskins selected four players who played collegiately in the state of Texas for the first time since the institution of the seven round draft in 1994. The four players selected by the Redskins who played in the state of Texas are the most the team has taken from any state since 1985.
· The last time the Redskins drafted three players from the Big 10 Conference was in 1988 when they selected Minnesota kicker Chip Lohmiller (second round), Michigan running back Jamie Morris (fourth round) and Ohio State tackle Henry Brown (10th round).