NFL Draft

Princeton TE Seth DeValve was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, while Harvard OL Cole Toner was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round.  Both of these picks were surprising as DeValve was projected to go undrafted and Toner was projected to go in the sixth or seventh round.  DeValve actually played WR last year at Princeton and will need to develop his blocking skills to earn a roster spot as a tight end at the next level.  Browns scouts are hoping they found the next Eric Johnson in DeValve.  Toner is a solid right tackle that should be more NFL-ready than DeValve, yet his lackluster Pro Day numbers suggest that he must improve in the weight room to compete against NFL defensive ends.

We still haven’t heard any news on Morgan Roberts yet.  FCS players are clearly gaining respect in NFL circles and it’s only a matter of time before another Ivy Leaguer sneaks into the first round of the draft.

7 thoughts on “NFL Draft”

  1. I believe the last first-round draft choices out of the Ivy League were Marty Domres of Columbia and Cal Hill of Yale in 1969. I’m not holding by breath till the next one emerges.

  2. If I were following this Yale football blog, I would go to Princeton or Harvard. What about Yale football? What about the 2016 recruits? Most other Ivy teams have already posted their recruits and their bios….

    1. We are still waiting to hear whether or not the previously announced recruits were actually admitted to the university. If all the pieces come into place we could wind up with the top recruiting class in FCS.

  3. Moderator:
    I hope you’re right, but there’s been talk that the ranking of FCS recruiting classes was done when H was showing far fewer recruits than the number (now 26) expected to show up. And, by the way, why isn’t H closer to 30?

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