August 20, 2019

Washington Redskins Select Georgia Safety Bacarri Rambo With Sixth Round Pick

The Washington Redskins continued their makeover of their secondary Saturday, selecting Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo with the 191st overall pick.

The pick of Rambo (6-0, 211 lbs) continues the Redskins’ theme of going after aggressive, ball-hawking defensive backs who can make plays. He finished his career at Georgia with 16 interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns. Widely expected to go somewhere between the third and fourth rounds, Rambo fell to the Redskins in the sixth round and would appear to be a good value pick.

Rambo fell that far, some speculate, because of off-the-field issues while at Georgia. He was suspended for a game in both his junior and senior seasons for failing drug tests, as he tested positive for marijuana in both years.  The Redskins clearly did not mind taking that kind of risk in the sixth round, especially at a position they had already addressed earlier in the draft with safety Phillip Thomas. If Rambo’s issues are behind him, then perhaps the Redskins may have finally addressed the secondary concerns that have plagued them all offseason.

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