The 2015 NFL Draft Grade in respect to HBCU Football Players :
The first HBCU player selected in the 2015 NFL Draft was not picked until the 4th Round,Which is pretty good considering only 4 players out of 256 selections made were from Historically Black Colleges & Universities.
The 4 players selected matches the most taken since 2011, That being considered many HBCU players will join teams as undrafted free agents
Congratulations to Rodney Gunter the first HBCU player selected in this years NFL Draft ! I must admit when his selection was announced I was so happy for him I tweeted out "Congrats to Rodney Gunther" and retweeted immediately that his name is Gunter not Gunther (Again My Apologies Rodney)
|Rodney Gunter (Drafted by Arizona Cardinals ) |
Career at DSU
99 Solo Tackles 89 Assisted tackles
37 Tackles for loss 18 sacks
Gunter who stands 6' 5" tall and weighs in at 305lbs played for Delaware State and is now a member of the Arizona Cardinals who Selected the Hornet with the 17th pick in the 4th round and 116th overall selection.
|Tray Walker (Selected by Baltimore Ravens)|
11 Games @ TSU in 2014 41 tackles 3 ints 4 pass break ups
Tray Walker a Defensive back from Texas Southern was the second HBCU player picked in the 2015 NFl Draft ! Walker was selected at the end of round four by the Baltimore Ravens. The 6'2" 180lb former Tiger was the 37th pick in the 4th round and 136th overall selection.
|Robert Myers (Selected by Baltimore Ravens )|
40th Pick in 5th round and 176th overall pick
|Anthony Morris (Selected by Oakland Raiders )|
Anthony Morris became the fourth and final HBCU football player drafted in this years NFL Draft when he was the first player selected in 7th round by the Oakland Raiders. The 6'6" 290lb Morris was the 218th pick overall and second TSU Offensive lineman picked up in the Draft !
Many HBCU players signed contracts with teams as undrafted free agents almost immediately following this years NFL Draft!
|Lynden Trail - Linebacker Norfolk State|
SBN and BoxtoRow All -American
Norfolk States Linebacker Lynden Trail Signed to play for the Houston Texans!
Player Position HBCU Signed
Alfy Hill DL Winston-Salem Arizona
Arthur Miley DT Southern Carolina
Davon Walls DT Lincoln (MO) N.Y. Jets
De'Ante Saunders DB Tennessee State Cleveland
Desmond Lawrence WR N.C. A&T Detroit
Erik Williams DE BCU Buffalo
Isiah Ferguson WR Ark Pine-Bluff St Louis
Jacquise Lockett RB Kentucky St Washington
Jerry Lovelocke QB Prairie View Baltimore
Keenan Lambert DB Norfolk State Seattle
Khari Lee TE Bowie State Houston
LeAndre Vallot DE Grambling St Washington
Marcus Reed OL Fayettville State Green Bay
Mike Lee DB Fort Valley St Atlanta
Milton Williams WR Delaware St Oakland
Nigel Crawford-Kinney DT St Augusine's Pittsburgh
Phillip Simms QB Winston-Salem Arizona
Ravis Lee DB Miles College Cleveland
Ryan Griffin CB Jackson State Detroit
Tavarus Dantzler LB BCU Green Bay
Tovar Allen OT Alabama State Washington
Travis Lee DB Miles College Cleveland