With the 155th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select Niles Paul, a wide receiver from the University of Nebraska. Paul is the third straight Nebraska player to be selected by the Redskins, following running back Roy Helu and defensive back Dejon Gomes.
Paul is a 6'1'', 224-pound wide receiver that should come in and provide depth at the position, along with third-round pick Leonard Hankerson from Miami. He ran a 4.51-second time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, which isn't amazingly fast. As a senior, Paul had 39 catches for 516 yards and one touchdown in 10 games, missing the final two games of the season and the Holiday Bowl with a foot injury. As a junior, he had 40 catches for 796 yards and four touchdowns.
Paul is also a kick returner, so he will have a place on the team there, though the Redskins do have Brandon Banks. The Redskins next picks are at No. 177 and No. 178 overall.