HBCU Players Who Were Picked in the 2017 NFL Draft


Congratulations to our talented HBCU football players, who were chosen in this year’s NFL Draft. They include:

Chicago Bears: Tarik Cohen, RB, North Carolina A&T


Oakland Raiders: Jylan Ware, OT, Alabama State


Arizona Cardinals: Chad Williams, WR, Grambling State University


Indianapolis Colts: Grover Stewart, DT, Albany State


Watch as Tarik Cohen and his family celebrate his becoming a Chicago Bear.


Chad Williams and his family get the call that he’s been drafted to the Arizona Cardinals:

Players who were signed or invited to rookie mini-camps:

Javarius Leamon, South Carolina State, New York Jets
Javancy Jones, Jackson State, Arizona Cardinals
Dan Williams, Jackson State, Oakland Raiders
Zavian Bingham, Jackson State, Baltimore Ravens
Kevin Kenton, Tennessee State, New York Jets
Ronald Butler, Tennessee State, Seattle Seahawks
Derrick Griffin, Texas Southern, Minnesota Vikings
Ezra Robinson, Tennessee State, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jessamen Dunker, Tennessee State, New York Giants
Jac’Que Polite, Winston-Salem State, Buffalo Bills
Verlan Hunter, Grambling, Washington Redskins
Roderick Henderson, Alabama State, Tennessee Titans

Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.