Nine cornerbacks were off the board before Colorado’s Chidobe Awuzie finally heard his named called in the 2017 NFL Draft. With the 28th pick in the Second round (60th overall), the Dallas Cowboys selected the 6’0, 202-lb product from San Jose, California.
*Awuzie, not Owuzie
A big part of Colorado’s #MoneyGang, Awuzie played in 48 games during his career in Boulder, registering a total of 265 tackles and nine sacks. He is the first Buffs cornerback to be drafted since Jalil Brown was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 4th round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Here are some reactions to the Awuzie pick via Twitter, including some of his former coaches and teammates:
When I turned on Colo games last season, CB Chidobe Awuzie always caught my eye. Always flying around. Like this pick for the Cowboys.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 29, 2017
"This isn't a project. This is a guy that's going to play. He's going to see a lot of snaps." -- @dpbrugler, on Chidobe Awuzie.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) April 29, 2017
Dallas got huge value in picking Awuzie. He's literally immortal and will be able to play until the end of time.— BUY 2 SAMS $20 (@sam_metivier) April 29, 2017
Cmon guys the fact that chido and I are still on the board is absurd ... Well maybe not so much me but him for sure!— Alex Kelley (@Alexthe_lion) April 29, 2017
DALLAS GOT A ⭐️ MARK MY WORDS— Shay Fields (@trimshay) April 29, 2017
I am now a Dallas Cowboys fan— Trey Udoffia (@Trey_Dizzle7) April 29, 2017
Congrats to CU's Chidobe Awuzie -- an absolute steal for Dallas at No. 60!— David Plati (@davidplati) April 29, 2017
Ayyyy even Chido got in on the action.