Thus far in the draft, the Redskins have added strong, physical players with talent that, as head coach Mike Shanahan said, have an opportunity to cause “matchup nightmares” for opponents. In the sixth round, the team continued the trend drafting 6’0” 211 lb safety Bacarri Rambo who played his collegiate ball at the University of Georgia.
Rambo was the second safety and third secondary player that the team has added since pick No. 51 in the second round. The additions of cornerback David Amerson, safety Phillip Thomas, and safety Bacarri Rambo definitely prove that the team set out to address the weaknesses in the secondary that fans have been clamoring about over the past few months.
Some mock drafts had the Redskins selecting Rambo with the 51st overall pick in the draft so we’ll ask the question again, has Shanahan managed to have outdone himself again by finding talented players late in the draft?
Rambo totaled 73 tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles on his way to earning All-SEC second-team despite a shortened senior campaign.
According to his NFL.com profile, Rambo’s strength is in his ability to read quarterbacks. He also adds a ferocious hitter to the Redskins mix who likes to makes his presence felt every time he encounters his opponent.
“Possesses the combination of overall strength (befitting a last name mimicking the fictitious role played by Sylvester Stallone) and agility to fill multiple roles on defense. Consistently reads routes and the quarterbacks eyes well, flows with plays from the deep half and breaks on the ball quickly. His strong hands can snatch 50/50 and jump ball passes away from receivers, and is willing to throw his shoulder into receivers over the middle to separate the ball. Effective cut tackler at the second level, also changes directions quickly to wrap up running backs making a quick cut. Good effort, upper body strength to ride receivers and backs with a full head of steam to the ground or sideline. Moves well with receivers downfield, can take away deep options and limit yards after the catch.”
If you think we were kidding earlier about Rambo’s hard-hitting ability, then you’ll want to watch his highlights below!
Welcome to the team, Bacarri!
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