After waiting two days, Saturday was the first day that any UConn Huskies football players would hear there names called during the 2011 NFL Draft. Everyone expected that we would hear running back Jordan Todman’s named called probably during the third or fourth round but that was simply not the case.
It turns out that fullback Anthony Sherman got to hear his name first as the Arizona Cardinals took him with the fifth pick of the 5th round (136th overall). Sherman should have a chance to make the Cardinals as a special teamer, a position he played so well during his days at UConn.
As the rest of the 5th round went on, Todman’s name wasn’t heard still as other running backs were coming off the board.
In the 6th round with the first pick, the Carolina Panthers got things started by taking linebacker Lawrence Wilson (166th overall). Finally, 17 picks later, Todman came off the board as he was drafted by the San Diego Chargers with the 18th pick of the 6th round (183rd overall).
And the Huskies players weren’t done being drafted after Todman as the Philadelphia Eagles took linebacker/defensive end Greg Lloyd II with the 34th pick of the 7th round (237th overall).
The four draft picks for the Huskies ties the school record that was set back in 2009. Be sure to check out the 2011 NFL Draft Day quotes from all four Huskies that were selected.
Unfortunately for offensive lineman Zach Hurd and linebacker Scott Lutrus, they were not selected in the draft. And the even worse news for them is that while they both will probably sign contracts as undrafted rookie free agents, they will have to wait to do so until the NFL Lockout is resolved once again.
Our congratulations go out to all four Huskies selected. May your dreams of making an NFL roster come true.