In college, Bacarri Rambo had a reputation for excelling on the football field and occasionally finding trouble off of it.

But when the safety showed up at Redskins Park for rookie minicamp last week, he was quick to make one thing clear: He intends to leave all of that unwanted baggage at Georgia.

“I’ve moved on from that,” Rambo said when a reporter asked him about the two drug-related suspensions he served as a Bulldog. “I’m not worried about that. That’s my past and I can’t really do nothing about that.”

The infractions caused him to plummet from a projected third or fourth rounder to the sixth round, where the Redskins selected him with the 191st pick. The slide was a humbling experience for Rambo. It also seems to have been a motivating experience.

“It started once I walked through those doors and I became a Redskin,” Rambo said, asked about the importance of proving to Coach Mike Shanahan and his staff that he’s committed.

Rambo added: “I just believe in myself. I have confidence in myself. I know what I can do. I know I’m not the best. But I can be the best once I improve and get better in my weaknesses and still get better in my strengths.”

In 36 starts at Georgia, Rambo was known as a big hitter and ball-hawk, defending 35 passes and recording 16 interceptions, three of which he returned for touchdowns. And it didn’t take long for him to show off those ball skills in Ashburn. During the final practice of the three-day minicamp, a pass deflected off a receiver’s hands and, without a hint of hesitation, Rambo raced in and seized the ball.