Redskins Draft QB Dwayne Haskins and LB Montez Sweat in First Round

Redskins Draft QB Dwayne Haskins and LB Montez Sweat in First Round

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Redskins Draft QB Dwayne Haskins and LB Montez Sweat in First Round

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins selected quarterback Dwayne Haskins (No. 15 overall) and linebacker Montez Sweat (No. 26 overall) in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

It is the first time the Redskins have drafted two players in the first round since the 2005 NFL Draft when the organization selected Auburn’s CB Carlos Rodgers (No. 9 overall) and QB Jason Campbell (No. 25 overall).

Haskins (6-3, 220), played two seasons at Ohio State University, where he appeared in 22 career games, and was named a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2018. In his career, Haskins totaled 5,602 total offensive yards, including 5,408 passing yards and 194 rushing yards. He connected on 410-of-587 pass attempts (69.8 completion percentage), with 54 passing touchdowns and a 174.53 passing efficiency.

Last season, he set 28 Ohio State records and seven Big Ten Conference records, including single season passing yards (4,831), touchdown passes (50) and total offensive yards (4,939). Haskins also set a Big Ten record for most offensive player of the week awards with six. He was named the Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and Big Ten Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year after leading the Buckeyes to a 13-1 record. Haskins started 14 games completing 370-of-530 pass attempts (69.8 completion percentage) averaging 9.1 yards per pass and 345.9 passing yards per game. He also added four rushing touchdowns.

In 2017, Haskins completed 40-of-57 pass attempts (70.1 completion percentage) for 565 yards and four passing touchdowns. He averaged 9.9 yards per pass attempt and 70.6 yards per game and finished the season with a 173.09 passing efficiency.

Haskins, 21, attended the Bullis School in Potomac, Md., where he registered 5,308 yards passing and 54 touchdowns in his career. He was named a first team consensus All-Maryland quarterback his senior year after completing 170-of-286 pass attempts for 2,217 yards and 20 touchdowns. He was rated a Top 5 pro-style quarterbacks in his class. He earned Washington Post All-Metro and Interstate Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors. He was born May 3, 1997.

Sweat (6-6, 245) played in 26 career games at Mississippi State University from 2017-18, compiling 101 tackles (48 solo), 29.5 tackles for loss, 22.0 sacks, a forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He earned first-team All-SEC honors by both the Associated Press and coaches in each of his two seasons in Starkville. He was a 2019 Senior Bowl selection after leading the Bulldogs in sacks for a consecutive season.

As a senior last season, Sweat received first-team honors by the Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News and Phil Steele. He appeared in 13 games and collected 53 tackles (27 solo), 14.0 tackles for loss, with 11.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

In his junior season, Sweat started all 13 games in which he appeared leading Mississippi State with 10.5 sacks. He totaled 48 tackles (21 solo) and contributed 15.5 tackles for loss, and a fumble recovery.

A year earlier, he appeared in 12 games as a true freshman, tallying 20 tackles (nine solo) and 1.5 tackles for loss.

Sweat, 22, attended Stephenson H.S. in Stone Mountain, Ga., where recorded 33 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss with 1.0 sack. He helped lead Stephenson to a 9-3 record and the round of 16 in the Georgia high school state playoffs. He was born Sept. 4, 1996.

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