Washington Redskins rookie offensive lineman Brandon Scherff was named to the All Rookie Team by the Pro Football Writers of America [PFWA].
Scherff was Washington’s first round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and the fifth selection overall. Originally drafted to play right tackle, the Outland Trophy winner was moved to right guard when previous incumbent Spencer Long proved unequal to the task and first year tackle Morgan Moses convinced Redskins coaches he could handle to right tackle position.
Scherff was a mainstay for Washington’s dramatically improved offense in 2015, playing every snap all season, apart from one he missed due to a cleat that fell off. In 17 games Scherff committed only three penalties, two for holding [one which was offsetting] and one for a false start.
Strangely, Redskins OLB Preston Smith, who led all rookies with eight sacks in 2015 was left off the All Rookie Team. Smith added another sack, which went for a safety, in the team’s 35-18 playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. No other Redskins received a spot on the All Rookie team.
Local product Stefon Diggs, who played for the University of Maryland and was drafted in the fifth round by the Minnesota Vikings, made the team as a wide receiver.
Here is the All Rookie Team from the Pro Football Writers of America:
QB – Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB – Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams; Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
WR – Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders; Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
TE – Will Tye, New York Giants
C – Mitch Morse, Kansas City Chiefs
G – Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Brandon Scherff, Washington Redskins
T – Rob Havenstein, St. Louis Rams; Donovan Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DL – Malcom Brown, New England Patriots; Eddie Goldman, Chicago Bears; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings; Leonard Williams, New York Jets
LB – Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Stephone Anthony, New Orleans Saints; Eric Kendricks, Minnesota Vikings
CB – Ronald Darby, Buffalo Bills; Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs
S – Adrian Amos, Chicago Bears; Landon Collins, New York Giants
PK – Josh Lambo, San Diego Chargers
P – Matt Darr, Miami Dolphins
KR – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
PR – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
ST – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
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