Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Shea McClellin (Boise State) is introduced as the number nineteen overall pick to the Chicago Bears in the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE
The Mountain West had 12 players selected in the NFL Draft 2012 NFL Draft held April 26-28 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Boise State had a total of six of those selections, breaking a school record for the most picks in any one season. The previous record was in 2007 when 4 players were drafted. Boise State also tied for the fourth-most draft picks nationally. Two of those picks were in the first round, breaking another school record.
Here is a look at the Boise State players, their picks, and the teams they are going to:
DE Shea McClellin (1st Round, 19th pick)to the Chicago Bears
RB Doug Martin, (1st Round, 31st pick) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
FS George Iloka, (5th Round, 167th pick) to the Cincinnati Bengals
DT Billy Winn, (6th Round, 205th pick) to the Cleveland Browns
OT Nate Potter,(7th Round, 221st pick) to the Arizona Cardinals
To everyone’s surprise, record-setting quarterback Kellen Moore did not get drafted. He was expected to go in the later rounds. But Chad Cripe and Brian Murphy are reporting that Moore has signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent. The Lions only have two QBs on their roster that include Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill.
Chase Baker has signed with the Minnesota Vikings; DE Jarrell Root is heading to the Dolphins; LB Aaron Tevis is going to the New Orleans Saints; and fan-favorite WR Tyler Shoemaker will be following Doug Martin down to Tampa Bay to play with the Bucs.
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