On This Day in 2004: Redskins Select Sean Taylor Fifth Overall

April 24, 2018 • Ben Heck • Features, Front Page, History, NFC East, NFL Draft, Washington Redskins

With the 2018 NFL Draft just two days away, it seems like it’s the perfect time to take a look back on memories from previous drafts.

On this day (April 24) in 2004, 14 years ago, the Washington Redskins selected with the fifth overall pick in the draft.

The late, great free safety was selected behind Eli Manning (Chargers), Robert Gallery (Raiders), Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals) and Philip Rivers (Giants).

(*Rivers and Manning, of course, were later swapped in a trade*).

Taylor, before being tragically murdered by a home invader at the young age of 24 in November of 2007, played four successful seasons with the Skins.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection racked up nearly 300 total tackles, 12 interceptions and eight forced fumbles in his 53 starts over that four-year span.

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