Mike Shanahan happy with performance of draft class

Coach Mike Shanahan said safety LaRon Landry (groin) and nose tackle Chris Baker (quad) both missed practice with injuries on Thursday.

Receiver Terrence Austin (hamstring), tackle Jammal Brown (hip), punter Sav Rocca (ankle) linebacker London Fletcher (ankle) and cornerback DeAngelo Hall (back) all were limited.

Shanahan praised the professionalism of defensive end Stephen Bowen, winner of the team’s Ed Block Courage award, this season.

Shanahan said although 10 of the team’s draft picks have played on the 53-man roster this year, he won’t have a grade for the class for three years. He said he believes this is a good class for the Redskins, however.

Shanahan called it “unusual” that a rookie linebacker, Ryan Kerrigan, has been able to play every defensive snap at a high level this season while adjusting to the pro game and a new position.

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan describes New England’s defense as “bend-but-don’t-break,” referring to its ranks of 32nd in the league in yards allowed and 13th in points allowed.

Shanahan said his offense obviously will be challenged without Fred Davis and Trent Williams. The offensive coordinator praised the work ethic of tight end Logan Paulsen and said he has confidence in the second-year pro.

Shanahan said “one of the main reasons we’re 4-8” is the team’s 28 turnovers, which he says “has hindered us a lot.”

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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