TYLER, Texas - The state of Texas has always been known for producing great football players. East Texas has had its share of good players, but I'm not sure a year like this has ever happened before.
During the 3 day NFL Draft, 3 players with East Texas connections were picked. Then following the draft, 8 other East Texas players were signed and/or received invites to minicamp.
Here's a list of East Texas players who were drafted/signed by teams this week (as of 1:15 PM Tuesday):
Patrick Mahomes (Whitehouse) - 1st round pick (#10) by Kansas City Chiefs
Tyus Bowser (John Tyler) - 2nd round pick (#47) by Baltimore Ravens
Josh Reynolds (1 year at TJC) - 4th round pick (#117) by Los Angeles Rams
Fred Ross (John Tyler) - Free agent signing with Carolina Panthers
Greg Ward Jr. (John Tyler) - Free agent signing with Philadelphia Eagles
Colin Jeter (Longview, Kilgore College) - Free agent signing with Indianapolis Colts
Zach Conque (SFA) - Free agent signing with Houston Texans
KD Cannon (Mt. Pleasant) - Free agent signing with San Francisco 49ers
Reginald Davis (Tenaha) - Free agent signing with Atlanta Falcons
Darion Flowers (John Tyler) - Invite to Atlanta Falcons rookie minicamp
Justice Liggins (John Tyler, SFA) - Invite to Arizona Cardinals rookie minicamp
Jerod Evans (2 years at TVCC) - Free agent signing with Philadelphia Eagles