LB Martrell Spaight Taken in 5th Round

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Arkansas linebacker Martrell Spaight has been selected by the Washington Redskins with the fifth pick of the fifth round, 141st overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Spaight is the 23rd Razorback linebacker to be selected in the NFL draft and the 13th player to be drafted to the Redskins.

The North Little Rock, Arkansas native is the sixth Razorback to be drafted under second-year head coach Bret Bielema. In his eight-year coaching career, Bielema has had three of his linebackers selected in the draft.

Spaight transferred to Arkansas for his junior campaign after spending two seasons at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. After recording just 22 tackles his junior season, Spaight completed his senior campaign as the Southeastern Conference leading tackler and a consensus first team All-SEC selection with 128 total stops on the year.