RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – A record number of four Nevada Wolf Pack football players were selected in the NFL draft this year. One player was picked in rounds 4, 5, 6 and 7.
The first pick was Linebacker James-Michael Johnson at #120 overall in the 4th round by the Cleveland Browns. Next was another Linebacker, Brandon Marshall, he was picked #142 overall in the 5th round by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Defensive Back Isaiah Frey was drafted #184 overall in the 6th round by the Chicago Bears. In the 7th round Wide Receiver Rishard Matthews was picked #227 overall by the Miami Dolphins.
Two players went undrafted but are expected to likely get signed as free agents. They are Defensive Lineman Brett Roy and Running Back Mike Ball. Roy had a break-out 2011 season with a team leading 18.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. Ball, a Junior, was cut from the Wolf Pack in the middle of last season for violating team rules and decided to turn pro. Ball was the Wolf Pack’s leading rusher when cut. Quarterback Tyler Lantrip may also have a chance to get a camp invite.
God is good!!! I appreciate everyones support! It means a lot! Excited to be apart of the Bears organization! Windy city it is!
Thank you everyone for all the support. It was a long wait. I am proud to say that i am a MIAMI DOLPHIN #Proud2Represent
Shoutout to All the Jaguars fans.. I appreciate all the love
Yes it's true it I am now a NY Jet
ITS OFFICIAL I'M A OAKLAND RAIDER #RAIDERNATION #TEAMBEEZY