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NFL Draft 2011: Redskins Select DeJon Gomes With Fifth Round Pick

With the 146th pick of the 2011 NFL Draft the Redskins have selected free safety DeJon Gomes out of Nebraska. Gomes projects as a safety, which is interesting considering that safety is one of the strengths of the team. However, this is the point of the draft where teams usually try to find people who can help on special teams.

Gomes had 99 tackles and three sacks at Nebraska last year. He is a physical player and can blitz for Jim Haslett, when he is ready to play safety full time.

In the meantime, I would expect that he would come in and compete immediately for a roster spot, and start out on special teams. He could threaten Kareem Moore or Chris Horton's job in the upcoming training camp, so this pick could wind up being valuable later down the road.

The Redskins still have one more 5th round pick in a few spots before moving on to the 6th round.