The Washington Redskins landed a number of high profile undrafted free agents. Quin Blanding may well be the best of the bunch.
In the lead-up to the 2018 NFL Draft, many thought that Quin Blanding was going to be an early Day 3 pick. The Virginia product was fresh off a season in which he was the nation’s 13th ranked tackler, recording 121 stops. The most impressive part of this is that he did it as a safety, and he was one of the three at his position that ranked in the top 50 nation wide.
Blanding had talent and some had mocked him as early as Round 4. While it was always more likely that he would be a Round 5 guy, it was still a major surprise that he went undrafted. He came with a lot of proven production and had some of the better tackling technique in the class.
Despite all this, Blanding did fall to the ranks of the undrafted. And the Washington Redskins may have gotten a steal. And at the very least, they got a player who they were interested in.
Here’s an in-depth look at what Blanding offers as a player and what he might able to do for the Redskins if he can make the 53-man roster.