The third and final day of the NFL draft transpired without any Georgia Tech selections, leaving wide receiver Stephen Hill the only Yellow Jackets draftee for this year. Hill was picked in the second round by the New York Jets on Friday.
It was the second year in a row that Tech produced one draft pick. In 2011, the Baltimore Ravens took B-back Anthony Allen in the seventh round.
It may be the case that no Tech players will be signed as undrafted free agents, as well. Just before 9 p.m., defensive end Jason Peters, defensive tackle Logan Walls and A-back Roddy Jones had not been contacted by any NFL teams about signing as undrafted free agents. The agent for A-back Embry Peeples said he had not have a deal, either. Three other hopefuls, linebacker Steven Sylvester, wide receiver Tyler Melton and safety Rashaad Reid, could not be reached.
SI.com draft expert Tony Pauline said prior to the draft that Jones, Peters and Sylvester were the three likeliest Tech players to get picked up.
They might take hope from former teammate Kevin Cone. The former Tech wide receiver went unsigned after the 2011 draft until three days prior to the opening of the Falcons training camp. Cone made the practice squad and then the active roster late in the season.
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