Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Redskins guard Brandon Scherff. (Roger Steinman/Associated Press)
By Master Tesfatsion
January 19, 2016
Redskins right guard Brandon Scherff was named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s all-rookie team on Tuesday. The fifth overall pick in last year’s draft missed just one snap this season, playing all 16 games and the team’s only playoff contest during the first round.
Scherff made a seamless transition from a tackle out of Iowa to a guard in the NFL. Despite some key injuries along the offensive line, the unit allowed just 27 sacks this season with Scherff serving as a reliable cog in the trenches.
Although it was an impressive rookie class, Scherff was the only Redskins player named on the all-rookie team. Linebacker Preston Smith didn’t make the cut despite leading all rookies with eight sacks this season. Here’s the complete all-rookie team list:
QB: Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB: Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams; Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
WR: Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders; Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
TE: Will Tye, New York Giants
C: Mitch Morese, Kansas City Chiefs
G: Brandon Scherff, Washington Redskins; Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
T: Rob Havenstein, St. Louis Rams; Donovan Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DL: Malcom Brown, New England Patriots; Eddie Goldman, Chicago Bears; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings; Leonard Williams, New York Jets
LB: Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Stephone Anthony, New Orleans Saints; Eric Kendricks, Minnesota Vikings
CB: Ronald Darby, Buffalo Bills; Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs
S: Adrian Amos, Chicago Bears; Landon Collins, New York Giants
PK: Josh Lambo, San Diego Chargers
P: Matt Darr, Miami Dolphins
KR/PR: Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
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