Four Hokies were taken in the NFL Draft, and a handful that were not have signed as undrafted free agents.
The 2017 NFL Draft has come and gone, with a host of former Hokies leaving their mark on this past weekend’s festivities.
Four Hokies were drafted, as safety Chuck Clark was taken by the Baltimore Ravens, receiver Bucky Hodges was taken by the Minnesota Vikings, fullback Sam Rogers was taken by the Los Angeles Rams, and receiver Isaiah Ford was taken by the Miami Dolphins.
Chuck Clark being selected first out of the bunch mentioned above was the biggest upset among the Virginia Tech-related draft storylines, but the fall of Bucky Hodges to the middle of the sixth round was also quite the surprise.
Isaiah Ford fell due to poor combine numbers and concerns about his size, while Sam Rogers was drafted late in the sixth round, which was in line with many of the mock draft projections.
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While these four players were lucky enough to be selected in the draft, a host of other Hokies were able to land training camp deals with teams around the league. I discussed those players here. Perhaps the most popular name among the undrafted free agents for the Hokies is quarterback Jerod Evans. As of Monday night, Evans still has not signed a contract with an NFL team.
While I only scratch the surface here in this post, I discussed my full reaction and thoughts of the draft with Mark Rogers TV in the video below. Make sure to check it out.
I encourage you all to follow Mark Rogers on Twitter here, and to also check out his YouTube page here. Mark does an excellent job covering all aspects of college football, while hosting numerous bloggers and other media members across all conferences from the best outlets around the landscape.