The Washington Redskins signed a decent amount of undrafted free agents following the 2019 NFL Draft. Even though most UDFA are camp bodies, the Redskins landed some potential diamonds in the rough. Here, we look at four UDFA that the Redskins signed that could have an impact on this year’s team.
Ryan Bee, DT – Marshall
Also though the defensive line is not a need for Washington, Bee could still make the team or at least the practice squad. Bee is massive at 6’7″ and 280 pounds and could be a role player day one. His stats at Marshall were not too impressive, even though he played lesser competition. The most impressive number is his four sacks on only 33 tackles this past year. 2018 was his worst season statistically, but it was also his first season playing interior defensive line. At Marshall, Bee played both inside and outside of the defensive line and excelled in both. With his size and strength and raw skills, Bee will benefit from learning behind Johnathan Allen and Daron Payne.
B.J. Blunt, Edge – McNeese State
A defensive back turned linebacker, Blunt would add a lot of versatility to Washington’s defense. Many analysts say that he would be a great pass rusher in the NFL, but I think he could replace recently injured Ruben Foster. With his previous defensive back experience, Blunt could play in a Mark Barron or Deonte Bucannon style role. Both players were defensive backs turned linebackers due to their lack of coverage skills. This past year at McNeese State, Blunt had 102 tackles with 11 sacks as his first season as a linebacker. He had no interceptions, but if he is used correctly, he should be a standout player. If Washington does not decide to play him at middle linebacker, Blunt will be just fine as an edge rusher.
-91.7 overall grade, good for 2nd highest in the draft class.
-16.3% run stop percentage, also 2nd best.
-Allowed 0.32 yards per snap in coverage, 7th best. #HTTR
— PFF WAS Redskins (@PFF_Redskins) May 21, 2019
T.J. Rahming, WR – Duke
Rahming was one of my favorite sleeper players in this year’s draft. Every time Duke made a big play, Rahming was the reason why. He can take the top off of the defense or take a simple slant to the endzone. Rahming is not the possession receiver that Washington needs, but his big-play ability will certainly help the offense. Even though he was a big play guy in college, Rahming was Daniel Jones’s favorite target. Now that he is working with Dwayne Haskins, it will be interesting to see if he and Haskins hit it off as well as him and Jones did. If Haskins does fall in love with Rahming during OTA’s and training camp, expect him to make the roster.
— Timeout Sports Radio (@TimeoutSPORTS__) December 27, 2018
Kano Dillon, TE – Oregon
Even though Washington has Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis, Dillon could still make the team. Dillon is a different type of tight end compared to both Reed and Davis. At 6’5″ and 265 pounds, he has the strength to block but also the potential to be a red zone threat. Throughout the draft process, Dillon was known as a block-first tight end, something that Washington is missing. At Oregon, Dillon only caught eight passes this past season. A blocking tight end is something that every team needs. Having a blocking tight end opens up an offense just as much a good quarterback does. If he does not see any playing time at tight end during training camp, Dillon could potentially be used as a lead blocker out of the backfield.