When a team has 10 players selected in the National Football League draft, that team has lost a ton of talent. In this case, an all-time record for the University of Louisville

The number of UofL players drafted is second highest among the nation’s college football programs, right behind Florida State which has 11 players headed to the NFL.NFL logo

The order in which they were drafted:

No. 14 — DeVante Parker, wide receiver, Miami Dolphins; 72nd — Jamon Brown, offensive tackle, St. Louis Rams; 81st — John Miller, offensive guard, Buffalo Bills; 82nd — Lorenzo Mauldin, outside linebacker, New York Jets.

104th — James Sample, safety, Jacksonville Jaguars; 177th — Deiontrez Mount, outside linebacker, Tennessee Titans; 189th — Charles Gaines, cornerback, Cleveland Browns; 193rd — B. J. Dubose, defensive end, Minnesota Vikings; 239th — Gerod Holliman, safety, Pittsburgh Steelers; 256th — Gerald Christian, wide receiver, Phoenix Cardinals.

Signing as free agents were: Grant Donovan, long snapper, Washington Redskins; Dominique Brown, running back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Eli Rogers, wide receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Jake Smith, offensive lineman, Cincinnati Bengals.

No mention of Michael Dyer as of yet.

UofL already had 19 players listed on NFL rosters :

Gary Barnidge Cleveland Browns Tight End
Joshua Bellamy Chicago Bears Wide Receiver
Teddy Bridgewater Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
Preston Brown Buffalo Bills Linebacker
Damian Copeland Jacksonville Jaguars Wide Receiver
Harry Douglas Tennessee Titans Wide Receiver
Elvis Dumervil Baltimore Ravens Linebacker
Brandon Dunn Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle
William Gay Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback
Breno Giacomini New York Jets Offensive Tackle
Alex Kupper Buffalo Bills Guard
Senorise Perry Chicago Bears Running Back
Roy Philon Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle
Bilal Powell New York Jets Running Back
Calvin Pryor New York Jets Safety
Greg Scruggs Seattle Seahawks Defensive End
Marcus Smith II Philadelphia Eagles Linebacker
Byron Stingily Tennessee Titans Offensive Tackle
Eric Wood Buffalo Bills Center


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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

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  1. What a great draft. Hope Petrino can continue to load that NFL pipeline with high caliber players like these that also move us to the top of the ACC.

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