Feelin’ the Draft

Feelin’ the Draft

With the NFL Draft Combine away, the excitement for April’s NFL Draft continues to build. Former University of Hawaii QB Cole McDonald is regarded as a late-round pick or possibly an undrafted signee. Here’s the complete list of UH players who were selected in the first THREE ROUNDS of the NFL Draft. Speedster Ashley Lelie remains the only UH player to have been drafted in Round 1. Of course, being a top pick does not guarantee success, nor does being a late-round pick prevent a player from flourishing in the league. Jesse Sapolu, remember, was chosen in the 11th round of the 1983 NFL Draft, and his 15-year playing career with the San Francisco 49ers included four Super Bowl rings and two All-Pro Team selections.

ASHLEY LELIE

Wide Receiver

Round 1, 19th overall pick (2002)

Denver Broncos

 

TRAVIS LABOY

Defensive End

Round 2, 42nd overall pick (2004)

Tennessee Titans

 

JAHLANI TAVAI

Linebacker

Round 2, 43rd overall pick (2019)

Detroit Lions

 

PISA TINOISAMOA

Linebacker

Round 2, 43rd overall pick (2003)

St. Louis Rams

 

WALTER MURRAY

Wide Receiver

Round 2, 45th overall pick (1986)

Washington Redskins

 

ADRIAN KLEMM

Offensive Lineman

Round 2, 46th overall pick (2000)

New England Patriots

 

GOLDEN RICHARDS

Wide Receiver

Round 2, 46th overall pick (1973)

Dallas Cowboys

 

DAVID VEIKUNE

Defensive Lineman

Round 2, 52nd overall pick (2009)

Cleveland Browns

 

JERIS WHITE

Defensive Back

Round 2, 52nd overall pick (1974)

Miami Dolphins

 

IKAIKA ALAMA-FRANCIS

Defensive End

Round 2, 58th overall pick (2007)

Detroit Lions

 

SAMSON SATELE

Offensive Lineman

Round 2, 60th overall pick (2007)

Miami Dolphins

 

LEO GOEAS

Offensive Lineman

Round 3, 60th overall pick (1990)

San Diego Chargers

 

JASON ELAM

Placekicker

Round 3, 70th overall pick (1993)

Denver Broncos

COLIN SCOTTS

Defensive Lineman

Round 3, 70th overall pick (1987)

St. Louis Cardinals

 

AL NOGA

Defensive Lineman

Round 3, 71st overall pick (1988)

Minnesota Vikings

 

VINCE MANUWAI

Offensive Lineman

Round 3, 72nd overall pick (2003)

Jacksonville Jaguars

 

WAYNE HUNTER

Offensive Lineman

Round 3, 73rd overall pick (2003)

Seattle Seahawks

 

JOHN WOODCOCK

Defensive Lineman

Round 3, 76th overall pick (1976)

Detroit Lions

 

JEFF ULBRICH

Linebacker

Round 3, 86th overall pick (2000)

San Francisco 49ers

 

RYAN MOUTON

Defensive Back

Round 3, 94th overall pick (2009

Tennessee Titans

 

ALEX GREEN

Running Back

Round 3, 96th overall pick (2011)

Green Bay Packers

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