Jordan Carrell has been selected by the Dallas Cowboys 246th overall in the 7th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Carrell’s selection is the fourth of a Colorado Buffalo in what has been a great draft for CU.
Jordan Carrell is a nasty defensive lineman who was a disruptive force for the Buffaloes front line in his two seasons on campus. The 6’3, 300-pound Californian was second on the team with 5 sacks last season, two of which came in the Buffs’ crucial 41-38 win over Oregon. His huge frame and high energy play were critical for CU’s excellent run defense.
Carrell’s selection is a nice surprise for those in CU media. He wasn’t invited to the NFL Combine or either of the post-season all-star games, but his vicious play with Colorado gave the Cowboys every reason to take him with their final selection. Carrell will provide Dallas with pass rushing and agility that’s rare for his someone his size.
Carrell was the second Colorado player drafted by the Cowboys, as he joins Chidobe “Chido” Awuzie (60th pick) in rookie camp. Two other Buffs were taken in the draft, Ahkello Witherspoon by the San Francisco 49ers (66th) and Tedric Thompson by the Seattle Seahawks (111th).