The NFL Draft has come and gone. Trevor Lawrence from the Clemson Tigers was the 1st pick of the draft and is heading to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The only player drafted into the NFL this year from the University of Memphis was Kenneth Gainwell. The ex-Memphis Tigers running back was the 5th round pick for the Philadelphia Eagles this past Saturday. This marks the 8th year in a row that the NFL has drafted a player from the University of Memphis. It also marks the 1st time in the last 4 years that just 1 player was drafted out of Memphis.
There are other players that may end up as undrafted free agents and walk ons such as kicker Riley Patterson who is signing with the Minnesota Vikings.