Former-Northwestern wide receiver Rashad Lawrence was signed as an undrafted free agent by Washington's professional football team Saturday night.
Lawrence, who measured out at six-foot-one at Northwestern's pro day, averaged just under 15 yards per catch during his senior season. He started garnering attention after Northwestern's pro day, where he caught the ball well and ran a somewhat surprising 4.49 40-yard dash and had a 39-inch vertical.
Like most undrafted free agents, Lawrence may have a tough time making Washington's roster.
Washington signed DeSean Jackson in the offseason. Pierre Garçon returns along with Leonard Hankerson and Santana Moss. After those four, Lawrence will most likely have to beat out two other receivers to make the roster. That means he will have to contribute as a blocker and on special times, separating himself through effort.
Lawrence was one of four Northwestern players to be picked up following the draft. Kain Colter and Tyler Scott joined the Minnesota Vikings and Jeff Budzien was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.