Duke QB Breaks Dubious Draft Streak
Of the more than 2,000 players selected in the eight NFL drafts between 2005 and 2012, not one of them was a Duke Blue Devil.
Following a senior season in which he led the school to its first bowl game since 1994, QB Sean Renfree put that streak to rest after the Falcons selected him in the seventh round of the 2013 draft on Saturday.
“I’ve said it before — I think Sean Renfree is the most accurate passer in this year’s draft class,” Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe told the Duke Chronicle.
Prior to Renfree, the last Duke player to be selected in the draft was tackle Drew Strojny, who the New York Giants also used a seventh-round pick on, in 2004. While Duke has been a pretty moribund program in recent memory, it’s still mind-boggling that any FBS program can almost a decade without producing a single NFL draft pick.