Chris Blair joins fellow Defenders wideouts Lucky Jackson and Brandon Smith as the third WR to sign with the NFL from DC. Blair also becomes the fifth DC player to sign with the NFL. Other Defenders players that have signed NFL contracts since the conclusion of the season include, LB Ferrod Gardner (Commanders) and P Daniel Whelan (Packers).
With the XFL Rookie Draft being held today, lookout for DC to target WRs early and often. Loads of talent to be snagged from in this class, and Defenders Director of Player Personnel, Von Hutchins, is prepared to bring in players that exemplify the DC standard:
Statement from DC Defenders Director of Player Personnel, @_VHutchins regarding tomorrow’s @XFL2023 Rookie Draft:
“We’re looking to add physically dominate, skillful players with high football intelligence who understand the Standard that we’ve credited to #DefendDC”