Meet new Washington long snapper Camaron Cheeseman

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Bryan Manning
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Every fan of the Washington Football Team knew the team needed a long snapper before heading into the 2021 NFL draft.

So, it was no surprise when Washington drafted a long snapper Camaron Cheeseman in the sixth round.

The biggest surprise was Washington trading into the round for a long snapper. The Football Team entered day three of the NFL draft without a sixth-round selection. Washington was concerned Alabama long snapper Thomas Fletcher would not be on the board if it waited until the end of the seventh round.

The WFT was right. The Carolina Panthers selected Fletcher No. 222 overall, meaning Washington would have a shot at Cheeseman with the No. 225 overall pick.

After selecting Cheeseman, Washington coach Ron Rivera told the media “he loved the long snapper.”

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Cheeseman is more than just an interesting name. After a three-year career at Michigan, Cheeseman opted out in 2020. He opted out because Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh told him a scholarship would not be available for 2020. So, Cheeseman skipped the 2020 season and began preparing for the NFL draft.

If Cheeseman didn’t get a shot at the NFL, he was already prepared for a career as a dentist, as he told Harry Lyles Jr. of ESPN.

“It’s kind of just like a security blanket,” Cheeseman said of dental school. “I wasn’t sure what was gonna happen, and I applied, and I got accepted. So I have that in my back pocket. But if the NFL works out this year, then I’ll just reapply.”

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Cheeseman certainly hopes he doesn’t need dental school anytime soon. Fortunately for him, Washington’s previous long snapper, Nick Sundberg, held the position for 11 years.