Where Did They Go?
Author: Dawson Haywood
With the draft behind us many teams may have become real playoff contenders. Many moves were made that likely shocked majority of the fanbases across the league. Alabama once again provided the league with the most draft picks tied with Ohio State. Each of the schools had 10 players drafted. The SEC continues to dominate as far as conferences go with an impressive 65 players being drafted from the conference. The FCS, D2, and D3 all had a solid draft with the FCS providing 5 players that were drafted, D2 had 3 players drafted, and D3 had one player drafted.
The topic of discussion today is where did the players mentioned in our NFL Draft Prospects in the Top 100 from North Carolina get drafted to. Lets get started....
Caleb Farley / DB / Virginia Tech / Maiden High School / Tennessee Titans
Our beloved DB from small town Maiden High School was the highest prospect on this list and was drafted in the first round at pick twenty-two by the Tennessee Titans. Farley is projected to make an immediate impact on the Tennessee team this year and is likely to start week one of the season.
Javonte Williams / RB / UNC / Wallace-Rose High School / Denver Broncos
North Carolina's very own State Champion Javonte Williams was picked up in the second round at pick two by the Denver Broncos. Williams will share playing time with 2 time Pro-Bowler Melvin Gordon. His absence from UNC will be apparent this upcoming season as he is one of the best to come out of the program at his posistion.
Hamsah Nasirildeen / DB / Florida State / Concord High School / New York Jets
Since a large piece of Ok Listen Here's audience comes from Cabarrus County I could imagine that this is the pick that we were all anticipating. Where was Nasirildeen going? The New York Jets pick up the DB with the second pick in the sixth round. Nasirildeen likely dropped this far into the draft due to injury and will likely not see much playing time this coming season but will be able to take the time to develop into a productive NFL player.
Landon Dickerson / OL / Alabama / South Caldwell High School / Philadelphia Eagles
Dickerson was picked up by the Eagles in the second round at the 5th pick. In his first year with the team he will be playing behind the starting lineup but should injury plague the team Dickerson will be ready to take on the role as a starting offensive lineman.
Alim McNeill / DT / NC State / Sanderson High School / Detroit Lions
Due to the success McNeill had at the collegiate level he has likely already earned the starting position for a Detroit team that seems to be making moves to be contenders in the NFC North. McNeill was picked up by the Lions at the eigth pick of the sixth round. Lets just hope Justin Fields can outrun him.
Cornell Powell / WR / Clemson / J.H. Rose High School / Kansas City Chiefs
It must hurt seeing two of your teammates be drafted to the same team (Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etinne), but Powell is leaving one of the best college quarterbacks to ever play the game to catch footballs from who may become one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL (Patrick Mahomes for those that don't know what a football is). The thirty-seventh pick of the fifth round may take some time to develop into a player with significant playing time but jumping from Clemson to Kansas City is not a bad move as he will probably add a few rings to his collection within the next few years.
Dyami Brown / WR / UNC / West Charlotte High School / Washington Football Team
The football team picks up one of the best WR to come through UNC in recent history. Brown has been a large part of UNC quarterback Sam Howell's success and has been his primary target for the last two seasons. The Washington Football Team picked up Brown in the third round at pick nineteen. Brown will not start out the gate and will take a few years to develop from the second string.
Chazz Surratt / LB / UNC / East Lincoln High School / Minnesota Vikings
The oldest of the Surratt brothers was picked up by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round at pick fifteen. The Lincoln County pride and joy will play behind veteran linebacker Nick Vigil, who is entering his sixth season in the league and his first with the Vikings. A few years of development could be all the Chazz needs to become a significantly impactful player in the league.
Sage Surratt / WR / Wake Forest / East Lincoln High School / UDFA Detroit Lions
Sage is the only player on this list that was an undrafted free agent. It did not take long for a team to pick him up because his talent and skill is not far off from his brother's who was picked up in the third round. His future with the Detroit Lions is questionable but having a brotherly in division rivalry does spark interest for the people of Lincoln County.
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