Ryan Anderson   #17 LB

Height: 6-2   Weight: 253   Age: 24

Born: 8/12/1994 Daphne , AL

College: Alabama

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Daphne HS [AL]









Draft 2017

Pick No.49

Selected By: Washington Redskins

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 17 (49)

Pick Analysis: Getting on the field at linebacker for Alabama isn't easy for a young player. Anderson was a five-star recruit, but redshirted in 2012 and played just a bit in 2013 (five tackles, 1.5 sacks); he considered leaving the program. He received more time on defense in 2014 (25 tackles, 8 TFL, three sacks with no starts) and was a key reserve pass-rusher as a junior (11.5 TFL, six sacks) before finally getting the starting gig in 2016. Anderson didn't receive all-conference notice from league coaches, but the media voted him first-team all-conference (61 tackles, 19 TFL, nine sacks, three pass breakups, one interception for a touchdown).


Video Playlist

  1. Redskins select Ryan Anderson No. 49 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 09:00 p.m.

    Redskins legend Clinton Portis announces the Washington Redskins selection of Alabama linebacker Ryan Anderson in Round 2 with the No. 49 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Instant Draft Grade Ryan Anderson: B

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 08:42 p.m.

    NFL Media?s Bucky Brooks, Matt Money, and Lance Zierlein give Ryan Anderson a B draft grade.

  3. Ryan Anderson 2017 NFL Draft profile

    Published: April 12, 2017 at 08:37 p.m.

    Everything you need to know about Alabama linebacker Ryan Anderson.

  4. Ryan Anderson 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: March 30, 2017 at 04:04 p.m.

    Alabama linebacker Ryan Anderson goes through drills at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

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