It was a very eventful weekend for the city of Louisville as well as the University of Louisville football program. If you are like me, you were focused on the Derby festivities, but kept an eye on the NFL Draft at least. The Kentucky Derby is what this city is known for, and I was lucky enough to have tickets, so of course that was where my attention was. But I also get mobile alerts, and somehow my phone was working at Churchill Downs, so I was aware when former Louisville players were getting drafted, which was a plus.
In all, a school record 10 players from UofL were drafted. Florida State had the most players with 11. On top of those 10 for the Cards, four (so far) have also signed free agent deals and will have a chance to make a team.
Here is just a quick rundown of where the players were selected.
WR DeVante Parker – Miami Dolphins (14th overall)
OT Jamon Brown – St. Louis Rams (72nd overall)
OG John Miller – Buffalo Bills (81st overall)
OLB Lorenzo Mauldin – New York Jets (82nd overall)
S James Sample – Jacksonville Jaguars (104th overall)
OLB Deiontrez Mount – Tennessee Titans (177th overall)
CB Charles Gaines – Cleveland Browns (189th overall)
DE B.J. Dubose – Minnesota Vikings (193rd overall)
S Gerod Holliman – Pittsburgh Steelers (239th overall)
TE Gerald Christian – Arizona Cardinals (256th overall)
Free Agent Signings (as of 11 a.m. Sunday morning)
WR Eli Rogers – Pittsburgh Steelers
OL Jake Smith – Cincinnati Bengals
RB Dominique Brown – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
LS Grant Donovan – Washington Redskins