By Rich Tandler
During the course of the year, 11 of the Redskins’ 12 draft picks from 2011 were on the active roster. Here we take a look at each of them, how much they played, what they accomplished and what their future prospects are.
See the links below for the previous rookie reviews. Today, it’s cornerback Brandyn Thompson
Brandyn Thompson, CB
Drafted in 7th round, 213 overall
On roster 11 games, played in 6, played 4 defensive snaps
2011: Thompson made his case for a roster spot in the preseason game in Indianapolis when he made an athletic, diving interception. He made the roster coming out of training camp due in part to the suspension of Phillip Buchanon. During the course of the year he bounced between the practice squad and the active roster, getting little action on defense and some on special teams.
Prospects: There could be opportunity in the Redskins’ defensive backfield this year. Kevin Barnes was disappointing at nickel back and Byron Westbrook was just OK when he played. It seems unlikely that the coaches will give him a real shot at the nickel spot, but he certainly could earn some time when the Redskins are in dime coverage and in other packages. He needs to refine his athletic ability into coverage skills and he will have an offseason to work on that.
Previous rookie reviews