|Giants Fan at Todays' NFL Draft...|
Two of the players were Temple Owls. First was D-Tackle Muhammad Wilkinson, who went in the first round to the New York Jets. The last first round pick from the MAC was two seasons ago when NIU's Larry English was drafted by the Chargers.
Jaiquawn Jarrett was then picked in the 2nd round by the Eagles, staying in the town where he attended college. In 2009, the MAC had players go in the first and second, when English was picked (as above) and Louis Delmas was drafted, but not into the NFL, but rather, the Detroit Lions.
Last year, no MAC players was chosen until the 3rd.
Things were then quiet until the 5th round when Buffalo CB Josh Thomas was picked by the Cowboys.
This was not a huge surprise. The ceiling was 4--I thought Nick Bellore had a shot at being drafted, but he was not.
Ordinarily, we would now watch the Internet to see what players might get shots as UDFAs or camp players. But, with the lockout, there will be no such signings.
The Sun Belt had 5 players picked, including Troy's Jernel Jernigan. C-USA had 6.