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How Newest Redskins Draft Picks DeJon Gomes And Niles Paul Fit In Washington

The Redskins have gone Cornhusker wild in the third day of the draft, selecting three players from Nebraska.

The two players they have selected in the fifth round were safety DeJon Gomes and wide receiver Niles Paul. Some are wondering where exactly each can fit in Washington, so we'll take a stab at it.

Gomes was a physical presence at Nebraska, compiling 99 tackles and three sacks from the safety position in 2010. While the Redskins are set at starting free and strong safety, they still need some depth in the secondary. One reason is because the team needs more bodies to feed Danny Smith's special teams unit, the other reason is because Chris Horton and Kareem Moore have struggled to provide good depth for the team.

With the addition of Hankerson in the third round, it didn't look likely the Redskins would select another receiver. But they selected Paul, a receiver who was also a return ace in college. The Redskins already have a return ace in Brandon Banks, but Paul could be used to spell Banks in certain situations to keep Banks healthy while still presenting a threat on special teams. As for the actual receiving corps, there are a lot of interesting young names in the mix. Santana Moss is a free agent, and it remains to be seen whether or not he will come back. But in the event that he doesn't, it looks like the Redskins have found a few answers to the receiver position.