Jayhawks land NFL deals
Although only three Kansas University football products heard their names called during the NFL Draft on Saturday, a number of their fellow Jayhawks signed free-agent deals in the hours that followed.
Wide receiver Nigel King, who left KU early after his junior season to turn pro, reached an agreement with Miami.
Edge rusher and linebacker Michael Reynolds signed with Tampa Bay, home of former KU standout Bradley McDougald.
Wide receiver Nick Harwell, who played one season as a Jayhawk after transferring from Miami (Ohio), got a deal with Dallas.
Speed demon Tony Pierson, who played both running back and receiver at Kansas, joined Chicago.
Safety Cassius Sendish took an offer from Cleveland.
In the draft, Oakland selected linebacker Ben Heeney (fifth round) and cornerback Dexter McDonald (seventh round). In the sixth round, Philadelphia picked JaCorey Shepherd.
More KU news and notes from NFL Draft
- Fiery Ben Heeney calms down once Raiders draft him
- Offseason hamstring issues hurt JaCorey Shepherd’s draft stock
- Pro day standout Dexter McDonald goes to Oakland in Round 7
- Jayhawks land NFL deals