The Washington Redskins released Wednesday morning that former Virginia Tech defensive tackle Tim Settle will wear the same number he donned with the Hokies — No. 97.
Former Virginia Tech cornerback Greg Stroman will also try to break into the NFL with the Redskins. Washington assigned him No. 25. Stroman wore No. 3 for the Hokies.
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— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 9, 2018
NFL.com projected Settle would be taken in the second or third round, but he fell to Washington at No. 163 overall in the fifth round. The Redskins selected Stroman at No. 241 in the seventh round.
Settle, who left Virginia Tech somewhat surprisingly to enter the 2018 NFL draft, recorded 36.0 total tackles, including 12.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks during the 2017 season. He ended his college career with 53 total tackles and 19.5 tackles for loss.
Stroman posted 20 total tackles, 11 pass breakups and 4 interceptions, 1 of which he returned for a touchdown, last season. He intercepted 9 passes in his college career.
Settle and Stroman were two of five Virginia Tech players drafted in 2018. Both Tremaine and Terrell Edmunds went in the first round while guard Wyatt Teller heard his name called three picks after Settle in the fifth round.
Over the last four drafts, Washington has selected four Hokies. In addition to Settle and Stroman, the Redskins drafted Virginia Tech safety Kyshoen Jarrett in 2015 and cornerback Kendall Fuller in 2016.