Colorado and Del Valle alum Steven Montez, widely regarded as a top-10 quarterback prospect in this year’s NFL Draft by most scouts, became the latest El Pasoan to get his chance at a roster spot.

The Washington Redskins selected Montez as an undrafted free agent upon the conclusion of the NFL Draft. Montez was projected to get picked up on day three of the draft and the Redskins took him outside of the draft.

Montez, a 6-foot-5 quarterback, had a solid four-year college career in the Pac-12 with the Buffaloes. He finished his career as the program’s leader in career touchdown passes (61) and started 38 games at quarterback for Colorado. He continued to make his mark in front of scouts at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine during the pre-draft process. Former UTEP and NFL quarterback and current quarterback trainer Jordan Palmer coached Montez during the workout process.

Now Montez will have a chance to compete in a quarterback room that has struggled over the past years. Last year, they selected Dwayne Haskins in the first round of the draft but they also have Kyle Allen and Alex Smith on their roster.

And he will look to replicate the success that fellow El Pasoan Aaron Jones has had in the league.

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