Yancey to Green Bay, continues Purdue's Draft streak; plus free agent deals
Other Boilermakers signed free agent deals immediately following the draft, with Jason King headed to New England and Jordan Roos to Seattle.
And wide receivers Cameron Posey and Domo Young get tryouts at the Carolina Panthers' and New York Jets' rookie minicamps. And D-lineman Evan Panfil does also in Tampa Bay.
Purdue wide receiver Cameron Posey to Carolina Panthers rookie minicamp on tryout basis— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 30, 2017
DeAngelo Yancey keeps Purdue's streak alive.
The wide receiver was picked in the fifth round of Saturday's NFL Draft, No. 175 overall, by the Green Packers. It's the 20th straight season in which at least one former Purdue player has been selected.
Yancey, who led the Boilermakers with 49 catches for 951 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior last season, said he was anxious to get through the draft weekend, not knowing what the future held.
“I wouldn’t even call it nervous,” Yancey said Thursday morning before the start of the draft. “I’m just ready to get it over with, figure out where I’m going to be.”
That place will be Green Bay, which traded down three spots in the fifth, from 172 to 175, then got Yancey plus an extra seventh-round pick.
Yancey is the only Boilermaker selected, as of mid-afternoon Saturday, but a couple others who are familiar to new Purdue coach Jeff Brohm, formerly the head coach at Western Kentucky, are off the board. Two Hilltoppers — offensive lineman Forrest Lamp by the L. A. Chargers at No. 38 overall and wide receiver Taywan Taylor to the Tennessee Titans at 72 overall — were picked up in the early rounds.
More to come.
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