Using the 217th pick of the draft, Washington took Indiana tight end Ted Bolser. Then with the 228th selection, the Redskins took Arkansas kicker Zach Hocker.
Bolser has size at 6 feet 6 inches tall and 248 pounds. He also has decent speed, having clocked a 4.85-second 40-yard dash at the combine. Bolser came to Indiana as a wide receiver but developed into a tight end, where he was used both as a blocker and pass-catcher. This past season, Bolser recorded 34 catches for 320 yards and six touchdowns.
Washington sought to add competition at a tight end position that features Jordan Reed, who had an impressive rookie season before concussions derailed him, along with veteran Logan Paulsen and special teams ace Niles Paul.
Hocker earned second-team all-Southeastern Conference honors. The 6-foot, 191-pound Hocker last season made 13 of 15 field goals including 3 of 4 from 50 yards or more.
Hocker will presumably compete with veteran Kai Forbath, who last season went 18 for 22 on field goals with a long of 50 yards, and Jake Rogers, who signed in the offseason but hasn’t played in an NFL game.
For a quick recap of Washington’s draft weekend moves: The team took outside linebacker Trent Murphy in the second round and offensive linemen Morgan Moses (tackle) and Spencer Long (guard) in the third round. The Redskins took cornerback Bashaud Breeland in the fourth round and wide receiver Ryan Grant in the fifth. Running back Lache Seastrunk went to the Redskins in the sixth round, just before the selections of Bolser and Hocker.
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