Credit: GS Athletics
Throughout the 57 seasons of Georgia Southern football, the Eagles have accumulated 95 consensus All-Americans, 11 conference championships and six national championships.
However, despite so much success, only 15 Eagles have heard their name called during the NFL Draft. This article will take a look at the GS players who have been selected in the NFL Draft.
This weekend Rashad Byrd, Raymond Johnson III and Ryan Langan will wait to hopefully hear their name called.
Year drafted / Player / Position / Round / Pick / Team
1987 / Fred Stokes / Defensive End / 12 / 332 / Los Angeles Rams
1987 / Tracy Ham / Running Back / 9 / 240 / Los Angeles Rams
1988 / Tim Foley / Kicker / 10 / 275 / San Francisco 49ers
1989 / Terry Young / Defensive Back / 12 / 239 / Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1990 / Ernest Thompson / Running Back / 11 / 291 / Kansas City Chiefs
2000 / Kiwaukee Thomas / Cornerback / 5 / 159/ Jacksonville Jaguars
2002 / Adrian Peterson / Running Back / 6 / 199 / Chicago Bears
2003 / David Young / Safety / 6 / 179 / Jacksonville Jaguars
2013 / JJ Wilcox / Safety / 3 / 80 / Dallas Cowboys
2014 / Jerick McKinnon / Running Back / 3 / 96 / Minnesota Vikings
2014 / Lavelle Westbrooks / Cornerback / 7 / 252 / Cincinnati Bengals
2016 / Antwoine Williams / Linebacker / 5 / 169 / Detroit Lions
2017 / Ukeme Eligwe / Linebacker / 5 / 183 / Kansas City Chiefs
2020 / Kindle Vildor / Cornerback / 5 / 163 / Chicago Bears
2020 / Tyler Bass / Kicker / 6 / 188 / Buffalo Bills
In addition to the 15 Eagles who have been selected in the NFL Draft, eight more former Eagles have reached the NFL as an Undrafted Free Agent. The eight GS players to land in the NFL after going undrafted are: Edward Thomas, Earthwind Moreland, Rob Bironas, Laron Scott, Darius Eubanks, Edwin Jackson, Matt Brieda and Younghoe Koo.
The NFL Draft will be televised on ESPN and NFL Network throughout the weekend, with coverage beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday night.