ANDRE COLLINS, LB

SELECTION:

Second Round (46th Overall)

COLLEGE:

Penn State

HEIGHT:

6-1

WEIGHT:

230

HIGHLIGHTS:

Named a first-team all-American by the Football Writers Association and was one of five finalists for the Butkus Award, given annually to the top college linebacker. Finished 1989 with a career-best 130 tackles, third best in school history and became only the third Nittany Lion to record back-to-back 100-tackle seasons. Fifth-leading tackler in school history. Also tied a school record with three blocked punts. In his junior season -- first at linebacker after spending a season at safety -- he was named an honorable mention all-American by the Sporting News, with 110 tackles.

OUTLOOK:

Started the Redskins' 27-24 preseason victory over the Steelers at outside linebacker and had three tackles. He may now start opposite outside linebacker Wilber Marshall, even though he played inside linebacker at Penn State. The coaching staff was concerned about his lack of size, but he has gained 18 pounds since draft day. "Andre got there on his own," Coach Joe Gibbs said last week. "He has been very consistent from Day One. He's been a really pleasant pick."

MOHAMMED ELEWONIBI, G

SELECTION:

Third Round (76th Overall).

COLLEGE:

Brigham Young.

HEIGHT:

6-4.

WEIGHT:

282.

HIGHLIGHTS:

In his only season as a starter, earned the 1989 Outland Trophy, awarded to the nation's outstanding lineman, and was named a first-team all-American by Kodak and Walter Camp, second team by the Sporting News. Slowed by shoulder injury during junior season. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, and moved to Canada when he was 11. Transferred from Snow College in 1987 to Brigham Young. Did not play football in high school.

OUTLOOK:

May see substantial playing time as a backup on the offensive line, depending on the health of veterans Joe Jacoby, Russ Grimm and Mark May. His recurring shoulder injury may finally be healed -- he has had four arthroscopic procedures since major surgery in March 1988.

CARY CONKLIN, QB

SELECTION:

Fourth Round (86th Overall)

COLLEGE:

Washington

HEIGHT:

6-4

WEIGHT:

215

HIGHLIGHTS:

In only two years as a starter, finished as the school's second all-time leading passer with 4,850 yards and third in total offense with 5,496. In 1989, became the Huskies' all-time single-season leader in passing yards (2,569), including 16 touchdown passes (second best in school history). As a first-year starter in 1988, passed for 11 touchdowns, and converted 12 of 15 fourth-down attempts.

OUTLOOK:

Is competing with 11-year veteran Jeff Rutledge for third-string status. The Redskins say he is comparable to Mark Rypien and Stan Humphries at similar stages of their careers. Suffered torn cartilage in his right knee earlier this month, but has recovered and is the possessor of a very strong arm.