One player Redskins may target in Supplemental Draft
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By By JP Finlay

Last year, the Redskins jumped into the NFL Supplemental Draft when they used a sixth-round selection on Adonis Alexander, a big cornerback from Virginia Tech.

Now, for the second year in a row, it could make sense for Washington to pull from the supplemental ranks. As a quick refresher, players usually enter into the Supplemental Draft after academic or legal troubles in college won't allow them to play in the upcoming fall season. 

This year Washington State safety Jalen Thompson might be a fit for the Redskins. 

The team guaranteed $45 million to Landon Collins this offseason, making him one of the highest-paid safeties in the NFL. Right now, Washington doesn't have a tremendous amount of options to pair with him. Third-year pro Montae Nicholson is the leader on the depth chart, and while he's flashed potential, it must be hard for Greg Manusky to count on Nicholson. He's dealt with injuries, concussions and a legal issue last season.

Beyond Nicholson, the Redskins have Troy Apke and Deshazor Everett. Apke was a fourth-round pick in 2018 that showed next to nothing in an injury-plagued rookie season. Everett has been with the Burgundy and Gold for four seasons and is a productive special teams player that rarely gets defensive...



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