04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Redskins' picks: Round 7/217 -- Jordan Bernstine, SS, 5-11, 205, Iowa...Bernstine, who was credited with 89 tackles last year, has also played cornerback. LaRon Landry, the Redskins' strong safety during the past five seasons, signed with the New York Jets. Free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe was released. Washington signed free agents Madieu Williams, Tanard Jackson and Brandon Meriweather to compete with holdovers Reed Doughty and DeJon Gomes. - The Sports Xchange
Strengths: Good build and length with versatility at both cornerback and safety. Explosive speed and plays fast with energetic attitude. Try-hard player with overachieving traits. Fluid footwork and good body flexibility to hold up in coverage. Hard hitter, flying around like a missile and seeking contact. Willing tackler and productive, finishing third on the team in tackles as a senior. Good head on his shoulders and earned the respect of his teammates and coaches. Adds value as a return man on kickoffs.
Weaknesses: Where is his natural position? Shows some tweener traits. Limited experience as a one-year starter in 2011 at strong safety. Needs to develop the mental part of his game, appearing to guess a lot in coverage and taking false steps. Overaggressive and bites on fakes. Needs to consistently break down at the point of attack to complete tackles, failing to consistently wrap up and finish. Missed all of 2009 because of an ankle injury and he struggled to find the field in 2010.