Will These HBCU Football Players Be Picked in the 2018 NFL Draft?

It’s what many male athletes work hard for and dream of: becoming a NFL player. This weekend, 10 hopefuls from HBCUs have their fingers crossed for the 2018 NFL draft. Good luck to our athletes!

Linebacker Darius Leonard, South Carolina State University


Defensive Back Danny Johnson, Southern University


Offensive lineman Brandon Parker, North Carolina A&T


Linebacker Brandon Lynch, Virginia State University


Running back Anthony Philyaw, Howard University


Running back Trenton Cannon, Virginia State University


Running back Martez Carter, Grambling State University


Wide receiver Jacen Murphy, North Carolina Central University


Quarterback Devante Kincade, Grambling State University


Running back De’Lance Turner, Alcorn State University

There are several talented HBCU athletes playing in the NFL. They are:

Terron Armstead, New Orleans Saints, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Javon Hargrave, Pittsburgh Steelers, South Carolina State University
Marquette Kind, Denver Broncos, Ft. Valley State University
Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears, North Carolina A&T (one of the top rookies in the NFL)

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

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