TEMPLE DEFENSIVE TACKLE MATT IOANNIDIS DRAFTED BY REDSKINS

By Steve Kelly

After trading down on the final day of the NFL draft, the Washington Redskins selected Temple defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis with the 152nd pick.

The Redskins used the fifth-round pick they got from the New Orleans Saints to bulk up on the defensive line, an area that was considered a major need going into the draft.

Washington had the 120th pick and sent it to New Orleans for No. 152 and a fifth-round pick in 2017. The Saints selected defensive lineman David Onyemata from the University of Manitoba.

Ioannidis was a first-team all-American Athletic Conference selection last season for Temple when he had 39 tackles and 3 ½ sacks. He’s the third defensive pick for the Redskins at this draft.

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