Former JMU Cornerback Jimmy Moreland Shining at Redskins' Training Camp
RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) - Jimmy Moreland has been making a name for himself at Redskins Training Camp.
The former JMU football star had a game-high six tackles, three passes defended, and forced two fumbles in Washington's first preseason game.
Moreland was picked in the 7th round of the 2019 NFL Draft, after earning First Team All-American honors in his senior season.
He is the Dukes' career leader in interceptions, with eighteen, and interceptions for a touchdown, with six.
The rookie has played both outside and slot cornerback for the Redskins.
Moreland is currently listed as third-string on the depth chart, but with a knack for making big plays, he could find himself with big role on the team.
"The transition has been going well," says Moreland. "I've been able to come in and learn all the stuff they want me to learn, and the defense as a whole. I got good feet, and good hips, and just learning from the older guys, that's a major thing, for my part."
Head coach Jay Gruden says, "He's done a good job. He's played outside and inside. The versatility is huge for the nickel cornerback position. Coming from JMU, he was well coached out there. He displays great ball skills, we've mentioned that before, and seen it already. He just had to continue to work, and get better, which he is."
The Redskins will host the Bengals next Thursday in Week Two of the preseason.