Tanoh Kpassagnon has a chance to be the biggest NFL star out of Villanova since Brian Westbrook. And that’s not just because he’s 6’7 and nearly 300 pounds.
A former three-sport star in high school, the pass-rushing end blossomed from a ball of potential into the Colonial Athletic Association’s defensive player of the year in 2016. Kpassagnon exploded from FCS small standout to pro prospect after notching 21.5 tackles for loss, including 11 sacks, in a brilliant senior season. Now, he’ll play on Sundays with the Kansas City Chiefs after being selected with the 59th pick of the 2017 NFL draft.
Kpassagnon was one of the rare non-FBS prospects to hear his name called before Saturday.
Finally, their hard work will pay off. Over the next few days, 253 players will hear their names called at the podium and several others will sign as undrafted free agents.
Follow the action with our 2017 NFL draft tracker with pick-by-pick results and analysis updating in real-time for all seven rounds.
The Cleveland Browns hold the first overall pick in this year’s draft. Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett is the favorite to go off the board first, but there were late rumors that they could be eyeing quarterback Mitchell Trubisky instead.
A Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowler is one of many talented undrafted free agents (Doug Baldwin, Vontaze Burfict and the recently retired Tony Romo, to name a few) to make an impact in the NFL, proving yet again that even some of the league’s best players slip through the cracks.
Romo, of course, is the big name here. The quarterback everyone loved to hate overcame drastic odds, making his way from undrafted rookie to Dallas Cowboys legend. His rise MLB Cheap Jerseys From China to stardom just goes to show that the draft pick you’ve never heard of could be a superstar in the Cheap Jordan Jerseys China making.
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