No Wildcats drafted

Some thought Farmer could go

The NFL Draft concluded on Sunday and for the second time in three years no Wildcat players were selected. Several draft projections had a few Wildcats being selected late in the draft, but that did not play out. At least four former Wildcats are expected to sign free agent deals.

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The most intriguing prospect was Clarence Farmer. The running back has NFL talent but his attitude was in question after numerous run ins with coaches. Farmer was suspended for the end of his senior season and by all accounts had a poor showing at the NFL Scouting Combine. He reportedly had a nice performance in individual workouts, but it was not enough to sway NFL teams to use a draft pick on him.

Another highly regarded player was Andrae Thurman. Thurman was played three seasons with the Wildcats but poor academics forced him to go to Southern Oregon for his final season. In any other draft he may have gone as early as the fifth round, but this draft was particularly heavy on wide outs. A record seven were taken in the first round.

Michael Jolivette, Gary Love and Joe Siofele were thought to have a shot at being drafted.

Don't be surprised if all five and maybe a few others sign free agent contracts.

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