Every young man who has ever put on a pair of shoulder pads and buckled up a chin strap has dreamed of having his name called on NFL Draft weekend.
Unfortunately for Ryan Davis, that did not happen.
The 2011 MEAC Defensive Player of the Year was looking to become the first Wildcat player drafted since the Green Bay Packers selected Nick Collins in the second round in 2005. Davis recorded 65 tackles, 12 sacks, 21.5 tackles for loss, and 8 forced fumbles last season. Davis has the size (6’3”, 260 pounds), speed (4.79 40-yard dash), and fluidity to play either defensive end or linebacker in the NFL. His versatility and production at the collegiate level will surely make him a sought after undrafted free agent.
Recent NFL undrafted free agents include players such as Arian Foster, Tony Romo, and Victor Cruz. Anthony Bass, Eric Weems, and Damien Cook are three of the more recent undrafted football players from BCU to make NFL rosters.
South Carolina State’s Christian Thompson was the only MEAC player taken in this year’s draft. Thompson was selected in the 4th round (pick number 130) by the Baltimore Ravens.