Redskins UDFA Spotlight: Ryan Bee is a productive sack artist with a tough roster battle
About Ryan Bee
Bee spent five years at Marshall under head coach Doc Holliday’s tutelage and served as a four-year starter for the team. After taking a redshirt year as a freshman in 2014, Bee played a big role on the team in 2015 and eventually played his way into the starting role in the second half of that season. From there on out, he would start all but one game.
During his career at Marshall, Bee was an extremely consistent producer. He had at least four sacks in each of his four seasons and finished his career with 18 in total. He also had 200 career tackles and before his senior year logged at least 51 in every season.
Bee was a big part of Marshall’s defensive success, and he helped them finish with three scoring defenses that fell in the top 27 (out of 130 teams). In his first year as a starter, the team actually allowed the 10th fewest points per game to opponents at 17.8. So, Bee obviously helped to keep up the team’s defense (which has been solid since the 2013 season) in great working order.
Prior to his senior year, Bee was considered to be a potential late-round draft pick, but he fell out of the draft despite his consistent production and success. He didn’t last long as an undrafted free agent, as the Redskins scooped him up and signed him to their 90-man roster.
In Washington, Bee will have a tough path to the 53-man roster, but he has the skills needed to make a case for himself in the preseason.