Tackle Morgan Moses, center, poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and retiring Redskins linebacker London Fletcher after being selected 66th in the NFL draft. Moses is expected to compete to start at right tackle. (Jason DeCrow/Associated Press)
The Redskins have signed their third-round pick, offensive tackle Morgan Moses. Washington now has all eight of its draft selections under contract.
Moses, the 66th pick of the draft, signed a contract worth roughly $3.05 million over four years. It comes with a signing bonus of around $690,832.
Moses, who played for the University of Virginia, will compete with sixth-year veteran Tyler Polumbus for the starting right tackle position.
Gruden praised Morgan’s abilities, but also noted that the 6-6, 314-pounder has a bit of work ahead of him as he makes the transition back to right tackle and learns Washington’s outside zone blocking schemes.
“He’s moving over to right tackle and we’re introducing him to the outside zone the way we want it, the protections the way we want it and it’s going to take him some time,” Gruden said. “But we’re happy with his progress. He’s got a major, major upside with his size.”
The Post Sports Live crew debates how many Redskins rookies can make the team's 53-man roster. (Post Sports Live/The Washington Post)
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