Redskins select Alabama linebacker Ryan Anderson with 49th pick in NFL Draft

Posted at 8:30 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 22:36:16-04

Ryan Anderson during the College Football Playoffs. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Washington Redskins have selected Alabama linebacker Ryan Anderson in the second round (49th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Anderson is the second Crimson Tide player selected by the Redskins in the 2017 draft. Anderson earned first-team ALL-SEC honors from the Associated Press, finishing with 61 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, and nine sacks in his senior season.

The team also selected UCLA corner back Fabian Moreau in third round with the 81st overall pick.

Defensive back Fabian Moreau #10 of the UCLA Bruins returns his interception during the second quarter against the USC Trojans at Rose Bowl on November 19, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

In 2016 Moreau started in all 12 games and lead the team with 10 pass defenses. He tied for 6th in the Pac-12 in passes defended with a 1.0 mark.

Moreau tore a pectoral muscle and had a procedure at the end of March. He is known for his speed and abilities to attack the ball.

On Thursday the Redskins selected defensive lineman Jonathan Allen in the first round (No. 17 overall) of the draft.

Allen (6-3, 286) played in 57 career games at Alabama from 2013-16, recording 154 tackles (78 solo), 45.0 tackles for loss, 28.5 sacks, seven pass breakups and three forced fumbles. His 28.5 career sacks rank second in Alabama history, trailing only College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas. He grew up five miles from the Redskins facility in northern Virginia.