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Brandon Scherff, Preston Smith Named To Gil Brandt's All-Rookie Team

Check out these photos of Universtiy of Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, the Redskins' fifth-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

NFL.com's Gil Brandt has released his 2015 All-Rookie Team, and Washington Redskins guard Brandon Scherff and linebacker Preston Smith have been selected.

For Scherff, this is his second All-Rookie Team selection of the week, as he was also selected to PFWA's All-Rookie Team as well.

While Scherff started the season at tackle, working the first week of training camp opposite Trent Williams, he eventually made the move to guard.

As he continued to improve at guard seemingly weekly, Scherff's best play came during the Redskins' run to an NFC East title.

"Scherff had a hard time in the beginning of the season, with opponents bull-rushing him and throwing everything at him, but he improved tremendously, playing extremely well in the second half," Brandt writes. "He protected the passer and was a good run blocker. As a guard, he has Pro Bowl potential."

Smith, meanwhile, the 38th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, led all rookies in sacks during the regular season with eight.

Five of them came during the Redskins' final three regular season games.

"Smith is not a starter (16 games, two starts), but he contributed eight sacks this season, second-most on the team, behind only Ryan Kerrigan (9.5)," Brandt writes. "He has a unique ability to rush from the outside and bring the quarterback down -- a knack for shedding blockers and rushing the passer."

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