On Friday night, there was a moment where it seemed like Louisville football was stealing the show at the NFL Draft. Three Cardinals were selected within 11 picks of each other.
It started with offensive tackle Jamon Brown being picked at number 72 by the St. Louis Rams. Brown is a local kid that attended Fern Creek High School, meaning that the first two picks from UofL (Brown and DeVante Parker) were from the city of Louisville. Brown was a second team All-ACC player in 2014 who started in 40 games for the Cards in his career. He came in as a defensive tackle and switched to the offensive line after four games of his freshman season.
Next up was offensive guard John Miller going at number 81 to the Buffalo Bills. Miller was an All-ACC Honorable Mention for the 2014 season. He started in 47 games for the Cards. He goes to Buffalo and joins former Cards Eric Wood, Alex Kupper, and Preston Brown.
Right after Miller got picked, outside linebacker/defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was selected at number 82 to the New York Jets. Mauldin was a first team All-ACC player in 2014 and is easily one of the biggest fan favorites in recent memory for the Cards because of the adversity he has overcome in his life, as well as the polite person that he is and it can be seen because Mauldin wears his emotions on his sleeve. He joins Calvin Pryor, Breno Giacomini, and Bilal Powell with the Jets.