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Redskins Sign First-Round Pick Brandon Scherff

The Washington Redskins today announced the signing of No. 5-overall pick Brandon Scherff, a standout offensive lineman from Iowa.*

Brandon Scherff is officially ready to bring his nasty streak to the Washington Redskins' offensive line.

The No. 5-overall pick out of Iowa on Tuesday officially signed his contract with the team, giving him time to workout with his new teammates and coaches in plenty of time for this weekend's rookie minicamp.

With Scherff's signing, all 10 of the Redskins' selections from the 2015 NFL Draft are now under contract.

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

Upon his selection May 7, Scherff – the nation's top collegiate offensive lineman a year ago – said he was "very excited" to get going.

"I just can't describe how excited I am right now," he said. "It's a dream come true and I'm just excited to be a Redskin."

Standing at an imposing 6-foot-5 and 319 pounds, Scherff should immediately begin working at the right tackle position, opposite three-time Pro Bowler Trent Williams.

Scherff said he's ecstatic to play for a franchise like the Redskins, which has such a rich history of dominating offensive lines – particularly the "Hogs" of the 1980s and early 1990s that captured three Super Bowl titles.

"Just big physical guys wanting to move people against their will," he said when asked about his knowledge of the Hogs. "Just get the job done."

A self-described "mauler," Scherff doesn't just want to block his opponents across the line.

He wants to bury them.

"When you have a guy that's this tough on film and it just echoes every time you watch him play, every play that he plays, you see the toughness and you're like, 'Man, we could use a little bit more toughness,'" head coach Jay Gruden said. "Not to say we weren't tough last year. We had some guys that competed and played very, very hard, no doubt about it, but when you add another guy of his caliber, his size, his strength, his tenacity, that only makes your football team better. It's going to help our defensive line, it's going to help our offensive line, it's going to help our running game, obviously, and it's going to help our passing game."

In addition to Scherff's signing on Tuesday, the team announced the formal signing of cornerback Tevin Mitchel, whose agreement to terms was announced on Monday.


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