Chidobe Awuzie is the first Colorado Buffalo player to hear his name called, as he was selected 60th overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the NFL Draft. The electric defensive back was one of 22 players in Philadelphia to attend the draft in-person but had to wait until Day 2 to hear his name.
CHIDOBE AWUZIE TO THE DALLAS COWBOYS— RalphieReport (@RalphieReport) April 29, 2017
Chido will likely be an instant starter for the Cowboys as he fills what many considered a weak spot in the Dallas defense. Dallas will be elated to see Awuzie blanket receivers in the slot and cause havoc on blitzes. Awuzie will also be a impact player as special teamer, a role he thrived in with Colorado.
Dallas’s selection of Awuzie ends a long drought for Colorado in the NFL Draft. It has been 780 draft selections since Paul Richardson was selected 45th overall in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
This draft drought will end with even more celebration in Boulder. As many as five Colorado players could be drafted this weekend in addition to Awuzie. Ahkello Witherspoon is a likely second or third round pick, Tedric Thompson should be a mid-round pick, and Josh Tupou, Jimmie Gilbert and Sefo Liufau have a solid chance to hear their names in the later rounds.
Let’s also take this time to appreciate the best highlight of Chido’s career: