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Landon Collins 'instantly broke down' when Dan Snyder gave him signed Sean Taylor jersey

Landon Collins 'instantly broke down' when Dan Snyder gave him signed Sean Taylor jersey

Landon Collins, fresh off signing a free agency deal for six-year, $84 million deal with the Washington Redskins, was given the welcoming gift of a lifetime from team majority owner Dan Snyder.

The safety, whose two favorite players growing up were Redskins Clinton Portis and Sean Taylor, posted a signed Sean Taylor jersey late Wednesday night on Instagram.

At his introductory press conference, Landon Collins explained how it all went down. 

"We were sitting at dinner, and Mr. Snyder had a gift right there in the box," Collins said. Snyder asked him to wait for his mom and fiancée to arrive before opening it.

Collins said Snyder was "giving me all of his emotions and passions behind it, the story between him and Sean, telling me how he loved him as a son and saw him as everything." 

"And when he told me it was a game-worn jersey signed by him in the box, [I] instantly broke down," Collins said. 

Collins’ son Cam opened the box and pulled the jersey out for him. After many more tears, Ryan Anderson, Collins’ former teammate at Alabama, said "I should have told you what was in the box so you wouldn’t have cried."

Before getting picked by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Collins said that he tries to emulate the late Redskins safety. He has since made multiple references to looking up to Taylor in many facets and Taylor is the reason Collins chose to wear #21.

In his rookie season with the Giants, Collins even looked forward to the opportunity to play at FedEx Field and bask in his idol’s memory.

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Derrius Guice out for Week 15 vs. Eagles as he awaits MRI results

Derrius Guice out for Week 15 vs. Eagles as he awaits MRI results

The injuries just keep coming for Derrius Guice.

The second-year running back will miss the Redskins Week 15 contest against Philadelphia after suffering a left knee injury against Green Bay, interim head coach Bill Callahan announced on Monday. The injury is on the same knee that Guice tore his ACL in just a year ago that caused him to miss the entire 2018 season.

The severity of the injury is still unclear. Guice underwent an MRI on his knee earlier on Monday. The team is still waiting for the results.

Guice missed eight weeks earlier this season after tearing the meniscus in his right knee during the Redskins Week 1 loss in Philadelphia. He was placed on injured reserve and returned in Week 11.

Entering Sunday's contest, Guice was coming off the best game of his young career. In Week 13, the second-year veteran ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries in the Redskins' victory over Carolina.

Guice seemed on his way to another big game in Green Bay before getting hurt. He finished with 42 yards on just five carries, including a 23-yard run, the play he suffered the injury on.

The LSU product has shown flashes of how good he can be, but injuries keep occurring for Guice. He's played in five NFL games in his two-year career and been forced to leave the game early in three of those.

Whether the injuries are just a series of bad luck or not, the Redskins need Guice to stay healthy.

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    2020 NFL Mock Draft 7.0: College football's elite well represented

    2020 NFL Mock Draft 7.0: College football's elite well represented

    The College Football Playoff committee announced the four schools selected for this playoff, and each program is full of NFL talent.

    So it's not a shock to anyone that in our latest mock draft, LSU, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma all have multiple players projected to go in the first round.

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    LSU, the No. 1 seed in the playoff, also has on its roster the likely Heisman Trophy winner and consensus No. 1 overall pick in quarterback Joe Burrow. The Tigers have multiple players in their secondary expected to go in the first round, such as safety Grant Delpit and cornerback Kristian Fulton. Where will they end up?

    While Burrow may be the consensus top pick, Ohio State has whom many consider to be the best player in the draft in edge rusher Chase Young. Could he be an option for the Redskins at No. 3, where they would select if the season ended today, or will he be off the draft board by then? 

    The Buckeyes defense is a lot more than just Young. Cornerback Jeffrey Okudah is widely considered the top cornerback in this year's class, and safety Jordan Fuller would likely be a first-round pick in past years.

    Clemson's offense deserves a lot of credit, but perhaps their best NFL prospect comes from the defensive side of the ball in linebacker Isaiah Simmons. He has the ability to go after the quarterback, but also make plays in coverage and is all over the field.

    A little undersized, Simmons will be an impact player for any team right away. Where does he land?

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    Oklahoma has had the NFL's No. 1 overall pick the past two seasons in quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray. While Jalen Hurts has had a spectacular season, he's not the prospect either one of those signal-callers was.

    However, the Sooners do arguably have the best wide receiver in the draft in CeeDee Lamb. In a deep wide receiver class, can Lamb jump over Alabama's Jerry Jeudy or Clemson's Tee Higgins to be the first receiver selected?

    The 2019 College Football Playoff will be without Alabama for the first time in history. Although the Crimson Tide won't compete for a National Championship, the amount of NFL talent they have on their roster is impossible to ignore.

    In our latest Mock Draft, the Crimson Tide have nine (!!) first-round selections, by far the most of any school. 

    A lot can change between now and April, but college football's elite programs are expected to dominate the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

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