Tweet The Redskins got a player they never felt they would have the chance to take on Thursday night in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, as they were able to select Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen with the 17th pick. Allen ended up being available due to a number of circumstances in …
With the No. 17 overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Redskins selected Jonathan Allen, a Virginia-bred defensive lineman who led Alabama's defense in the last two years.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden shut down a Draft Day rumor involving the Cleveland Browns and an effort to trade for quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Allen was widely projected to be among the top handful of picks with some mock drafts having him as high as No. 2 to San Francisco.
Redskins stay local with the No. 17 overall pick, to the delight of 106.7 The Fan sports radio hosts. One has concerns over medicals though.
As one offensive player after the next went off the board Thursday night, it became clear that the NFL Draft's first round was shaping up in the Redskins' favor. All they needed to complete their dream scenario was a feel-good angle, and they got it.