For the first time in 12 years, Pitt did not have a player taken in the NFL Draft. That's disappointing, but many of the team's seniors had already found homes shortly after the conclusion of the final round on Saturday.â†µ
The two players widely expected to be drafted, Lucas Nix and Brandon Lindsey, were two of the players to sign with teams the fastest. Lindsey was picked up by the hometown Pittsburgh Steelers and Lucas Nix is headed to join the Oakland Raiders. Other players that found teams shortly after the draft included Chas Alecxih (Miami Dolphins), Max Gruder (Atlanta Falcons), Buddy Jackson (Indianapolis Colts), Antwuan Reed (Cleveland Browns), and Greg Williams (Houston Texans).
The cases of Nix and Jackson were particularly interesting in that they reportedly had offers to join Pittsburgh's camp, but chose to head elsewhere instead. For now, only they know the reason for choosing to turn down those offers, but the Steelers had several opportunities to draft either as they had four picks in the final round.â†µ
For more on other Pitt players that may be signed and Pitt football, check out SB Nation blog, Cardiac Hill.