Terry McLaurin Selected By Washington Redskins with the No. 76 Overall Pick in the 2019 NFL Draft

By Dan Hope on April 26, 2019 at 10:11 pm
Terry McLaurin

Terry McLaurin will still be catching passes from Dwayne Haskins in the NFL.

After selecting Haskins in the first round, the Washington Redskins selected McLaurin with the No. 76 overall pick in the third round of the 2019 NFL draft on Friday night.

McLaurin caught 35 passes for 701 yards and 11 touchdowns for Ohio State last season, but legitimized himself as a top prospect in this year's draft in the months leading up to the draft by pairing an excellent week at the Senior Bowl with a 4.35-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine and another strong showing at Ohio State's pro day.

A two-time captain at Ohio State, McLaurin was also known for his excellence on special teams and as a blocker during his career with the Buckeyes, and should be an asset to his new team in those areas, as well.

McLaurin is the second Ohio State wide receiver to be selected in this year's draft, joining Parris Campbell, who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the No. 59 overall pick in the second round. He is the 19th Ohio State wide receiver drafted since 2000, which moves the Buckeyes past LSU for the most receivers drafted in that time span.

The Redskins needed to add wide receivers to throw the ball to, and in selecting McLaurin, they answered a plea that Haskins made on Twitter before the draft to reunite him with one of his Ohio State wide receivers.

The Redskins return only two wide receivers from last season who caught 20 or more passes, so McLaurin should have an opportunity to compete for significant playing time right away.

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