Head Coach Mike Shanahan and his staff selected running back Jawan Jamison with what appears to be their last and final pick in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. The team now has a crowded backfield with Rookie of the Year candidate Alfred Morris, Roy Helu, Jr ., Evan Royster, Tristan Davis, Keiland Williams, and fifth round draft pick Chris Thompson as the team continues to push through offseason workouts.
Adding Jamison stiffens the competition at running back and adds depth to an already talented roster. He was the second running back taken by the Redskins in this year’s draft after the team selected all-purpose threat Chris Thompson from Florida State with their first pick in Round 5 (154th overall).
Similar in stature to Thompson, Jamison stands at 5’7” and weighs in at 203 lbs with an impressive 20 reps on the bench press at the 2013 NFL Combine. As a redshirt sophomore, Jamison rushed for 1,075 yards and four touchdowns on 255 carries (4.2 average per carry).
According to his NFL.com profile, Jamison could have returned as the starter, but felt it was best to take his talents to the NFL after accounting for a large part of a Rutgers’ offense and team that was ranked in the Top 25 nationally for much of last year.
“After redshirting in 2010, Jamison was a first year starter in 2011, accumulating 897 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 231 carries. He added eight receptions for 62 yards. As a redshirt sophomore, Jamison added to his totals, rushing for 1,075 yards and four touchdowns on 255 carries. He dressed and played in every game, but there were multiple contests where Jamison was obviously limited by an injured ankle. He caught 28 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns.”
After a brief YouTube search, here are some highlights of Jamison’s career at Rutgers. Enjoy!
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