For the second-straight year, no Akron Zips heard their names called on NFL Draft weekend.
This follows a stretch of four-consecutive years where a Zip was drafted in the fourth round or better.
Six players from around the conference were drafted, however. The earliest pick was Taylor Price from Ohio, who caught only two passes for 40 yards at InfoCision Stadium on Oct. 10. The Patriots selected him in the third round.
Three MAC players were chosen in the sixth round, including Dan LeFevour, the face of the conference for the past few years, who is heading to his hometown team: Chicago. His offensive teammate Antonio Brown, a former walk-on at Central Michigan, was a sixth-round pick by Pittsburgh. Buffalo running back James Starks is going to Green Bay.
Kent State tight end/fullback Jameson Konz was a seventh rounder by Seattle. Konz is an intriguing player. His athleticism could make him an immediate impact player on special teams.
This draft was not as fruitful for the MAC as last year's when three players were taken in the first 47 picks.
Looking forward, does Akron have any players likely to be drafted next year?