It is a good day to be a Knight as former UCF linebacker Terrance Plummer was added to the Washington Redskins’ 53-player active roster.
Plummer, an undrafted free agent, looks to fill the whole in the middle of Washington’s defense. His skill set and versatility fit Washington’s needs.
Plummer looks to build off his senior year at UCF where he had four sacks, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, an interception and six pass breakups, proving he can make the transition to the NFL.
Plummer has many qualities that will transfer to the pros; most noticeably production and durability. He played 13-plus games in each of his last three years at UCF and recorded 99-plus tackles each season.
The AAC First Team All-American linebacker had a good preseason with the Redskins, playing in all four games and combining for 13 tackles and one defended pass.
The rookie linebacker does have a few things he needs to work on, though. At his pro day, he ran a 4.90 40-yard dash. In comparison, All-Pro linebackers Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers and Bobby Wagner of the Seattle Seahawks ran sub-4.6 40-yard dashes before being drafted. Plummer knows he must work hard and that is why he has trained over the summer to shed weight, improve his speed and improve on his pass-coverage ability at Tom Shaw’s Performance Training Center.
The Washington Redskins have experience with successful undrafted linebackers. Four-time Pro Bowler London Fletcher is an example. Plummer has all the tools to succeed. With his passion and work ethic, the sky is the limit.
The Washington Redskins’ next game is Sept. 20th in Washington against the St. Louis Rams.
Jimmy Calhoun is a contributing writer for the Central Florida Future.