ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — The Washington Redskins selected a pair of teammates from Florida State, who both battled injuries last season, in the fifth round of the NFL draft on Saturday.
The Redskins picked running back Chris Thompson with the 154th overall pick and later added defensive end Brandon Jenkins with pick No. 162 overall.
Thompson was injured for much of his college career. He broke two vertebrae during the 2011 season and tore the ACL in his left knee last year.
He’s still rehabbing the knee, but he says doctors tell him he should be ready in time for training camp.
Thompson is 5-foot-7 and weighs 192 pounds.
He ran for 1,735 yards over four years with the Seminoles, including 687 in eight games last year.
Jenkins played defensive end in college, but he’s expected to be an outside linebacker in the Redskins’ 3-4 scheme.
It was the pick they acquired in the trade that sent Albert Haynesworth to the New England Patriots in 2011.
Jenkins missed nearly the entire 2012 season after breaking his left foot in the opening game.
He was the second player taken by the Redskins in the fifth round.
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