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2012 NFL Draft Results: Michigan State's Kirk Cousins Goes To Washington Redskins In Fourth Round

With the 102nd overall pick, the Washington Redskins selected quarterback Kirk Cousins out of Michigan State. The Redskins picked Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 overall pick, so this is a peculiar pick for the Redskins, who just re-signed Rex Grossman to a one-year deal in March.

Cousins was rated the fifth best quarterback in the draft and ultimately went right around where he was projected to go, although no one anticipated the Redskins to be his destination after they went with RGIII in the first round.

Cousins, a three-year starter for the Spartans, was given a draft grade of 73 and has all the intangibles necessary to be an NFL quarterback. The concern with Cousins is that he is not extremely talented and will likely need to be in the perfect fit for him to be successful at the next level.

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