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NFL Draft 2020: HBCUs will have to flex more late gems after two-day shutout

No HBCU products were chosen in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft for the first time since 2015.

Fourth Round

2018 — Tarik Cohen, North Carolina A&T (119th overall)
2016 — Ryan Smith, North Carolina Central (108th overall)
2008 — William Hayes, Winston-Salem State (103rd overall)
2006 — Jerome Mathis, Hampton (114th overall)


Fifth Round

2003 — Robert Mathis, Alabama A&M (138th overall)

Sixth Round

2009 — Don Carey, Norfolk State (177th overall)
2008 — Antoine Bethea, Howard (207th overall)
2003 — Frank Walker, Tuskegee (207th overall)

photo courtesy: @nyjets
photo courtesy: @nyjets

Undrafted

2014 — Isaiah Crowell, Alabama State
2012 — Marquette King, Fort Valley State
2010 — Junior Gallette, Stillman
2009 — Chris Baker, Hampton
2009 — Issac Redman, Bowie State
2007 — Eric Weems, Bethune-Cookman
2004 — Curtis DeLoach, NC A&T 
2002 — Quinn Gray, FAMU
2001 — Nick Harper, Fort Valley State
2000 — Troy Hambrick 

Many of those names have or have had long, productive NFL careers, outlasting many names taken ahead of them. History tells us that there are at least a few players from this year’s class that will add to the narrative of Saturday Stars for HBCU football. 

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NFL Draft 2020: HBCUs will have to flex more late gems after two-day shutout
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