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If you like aggressive corners who make plays on the ball, and often turn those plays into touchdowns, then get ready to love the Redskins' second-to-last pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.

On Saturday, the team landed Jimmy Moreland, a defensive back from James Madison, with the 227th selection in the NFL's best offseason event. 

Moreland was a star in the FCS, racking up 18 interceptions for the Dukes during his career. That number was good enough to set a school record, as were his six pick-sixes. 

He also possess a unique ability to block kicks, having done so six times at JMU.

At 5-foot-10 and 179 pounds, Moreland is certainly on the smaller side for a pro corner. That may force him to move inside to play in the slot, but he was quite successful on the boundary in school. Wherever he settles in, expect him to compete and constantly be in the face of opposing receivers.

Behind Josh Norman and Quinton Dunbar, the Redskins are quite young at the position. Fabian Moreau is entering his third year with the 'Skins, while Greg Stroman, Danny Johnson and Adonis Alexander are all second-year guys.

Corner wasn't a huge needed coming into the draft, but Norman's future is a constant source of debate, while Dunbar is coming off of a promising but strange season that ended with a mysterious shin injury. 

Therefore, it makes sense Washington added Moreland late, as they look to keep that part of their secondary stocked. Now, the question becomes which of those options — Moreland included — can develop into contributors on the back end.

 

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