Washington Football Team Round 7 picks
Chris Rumph, Edge, Duke – 6-foot-3, 225 pounds
There is one word that describes Chris Rumph – versatile. It’s a word that has been applied to many prospects during this off-season, but it perfectly characterizes this Blue Devil. Rumph is smallish for an edge player, but his skills can translate to outside linebacker, defensive end (in certain defensive sets), inside linebacker (occasionally), and as a second strong safety.
Like any late-round prospect, Rumph will need to use his Swiss Army Knife skills and employ them to be a special teams standout. He is a potential replacement for Ryan Kerrigan. Don’t bet against Rumph being on the roster of 53 this fall, but you should expect to see that versatility on display in the coming years.
Damar Hamlin, Free/Strong Safety, Pittsburgh – 6-foot-1, 200 pounds
Potential. That is a word for Damar Hamlin’s future in the NFL, but how much potential? Can he become a starter at safety? A good backup option? Hamlin is a decent athlete with an average skillset and it will probably take two or three years to mold him into a quality backup.
That is a good ceiling for seventh-rounders, but Hamlin can also become a good special teams ace. This is his potential in the NFL.
He will probably need a year on the practice squad to adjust to life in the league, but Hamlin could also bust as well. That is the general expectation for prospects that are taken late in the seventh round. Then again, most analysts were probably echoing the same sentiments surrounding Kam Curl last summer.