Four former Arkansas football players were drafted in the NFL draft this weekend and others signed as free agents.
Running back, Knile Davis was the first Hog to go. He was taken by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round. Quaterback Tyler Wilson was the next off the board in the fourth round to the Oakland Raiders. The Cincinnati Bengals picked up wide receiver, Cobi Hamilton in the sixth round. Tight end, Chris Gragg was the final Razorback selected in the draft when the Buffalo Bills picked him in the seventh round.
Arkansas offensive tackle, Alvin Bailey has signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks. Running back Dennis Johnson signed with the Houston Texans. Ronnie Wingo (Atlanta), Ross Rasner (Denver) and Alonzo Highsmith (Miami) also signed as free agents after going undrafted.
Along with the four former Razorbacks selected, 13 players coached by members of the current Arkansas coaching staff were selected in the draft. Three of those players were taken in the first round and four were taken in the second and third rounds.
The current staff has coached 153 total NFL draft picks, 28 of them being first round picks. They have also had 32 former players appear in 40 different Super Bowls, along with 17 super bowl winners and two being named Super Bowl MVP.
Arkansas has had at least one player selected in 18 straight drafts. The record for the Razorbacks is 23 straight from 1965-87. The Hogs have had 185 total players drafted.