NFL Draft: Links and Local Connections

Congratulations to UConn’s Anthony Sherman (Arizona Cardinals), Lawrence Wilson (Carolina Panthers), Jordan Todman (San Diego Chargers) and Greg Lloyd (Philadelphia Eagles) for being selected in the 2011 NFL Draft.  Here are some links to the excellent coverage of the UConn draftees by the Hartford Courant’s Desmond Conner:

Sherman Is First UConn Player Taken In Draft

UConn’s Todman Goes To Chargers In 6th Round

Agent Brian Murphy Talks About His Client: Jordan Todman

Joe Linta, Connecticut’s Sports Agent, was also the subject of an interesting draft-day story line.  Linta represents Yale’s Shane Bannon, who was chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 7th Round.

Agent Worked Overtime For Chiefs Draft Pick Shane Bannon

2011 NFL Draft: Chiefs Make Splash With Round 7 Pick Of Shane Bannon

ESPN.com’s Brian Bennett breaks down the Big East players that were drafted.

Big East in the 2011 NFL draft

‎Of course, due to the NFL Lockout, no players drafted can sign with the teams that selected them.

2011 NFL Draft: Lockout renders all players ‘Mr. Irrelevant’

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