While the crowd surrounding defensive end Jadeveon Clowney at South Carolina's pro day will compare to that of a rock concert, the Redskins would be wise to break away from center stage and hone in on some of the lesser-known acts.
Cornerback Victor Hampton is a name that will surely be swirling when the Redskins are selecting in the third, fourth and fifth rounds. Hampton, who declared for the NFL draft after his junior season, was All-SEC Second Team in 2013.
According to his NFL.com draft profile, Hampton (5'9'', 197 lbs) is "an aggressive tackler and physical hitter" and "offers safety-cornerback versatility." Hampton's profile, though, does raise character concerns that the Redskins and other teams would certainly want to make sure are non-issues at the next level.
Another intriguing mid- to late-round prospect is wide receiver Bruce Ellington (5'9", 197 lbs), who led the Gamecocks with 49 catches for 775 yards and eight touchdowns last season, via gamecocksonline.com.
Ellington was a two-sport athlete in college, also playing on the men's basketball team. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden worked with wide receivers of all sizes in Cincinnati—the speedy Ellington could be a nice fit in the slot.
And let's not forget about defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles (6'3'', 297 lbs), a first-team All-American who registered 9.5 sacks last season—second in the nation among defensive tackles, per NFL.com. While it can be argued that Clowney's presence contributed to Quarles' production, Bleacher Report's Matt Miller projects him as a third-round pick.