Former Eldorado Eagle, Zach Gentry was picked up by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 4th round of this year’s NFL Draft. Gentry was the 141st pick. Gentry left school early at Michigan, to join the 2019 draft. He didn’t have the best performance at this year’s NFL Combine, but he should be a good fit in Pittsburgh.
Four other players with New Mexico ties earned NFL interest. No University of New Mexico players heard their name called in the draft, but WR Delane Hart-Johnson did earn a Rookie Minicamp tryout with the Seattle Seahawks.
Former Lobo CB D’Angelo Ross says he is hashing out a deal but is unable to release which team he is talking with. Former UNM CB Jalin Burrell signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. Burrell said he was in talks with the Chiefs prior to the draft and feels like this is a good fit for him.
“They liked my feistiness. They liked how big I was at the corner. They thought I had revolutionary size and speed and athleticism to fit their defensive scheme. So, I thought that was the biggest part and then just me as a person going out there and meeting with the coaches I thought we really clicked and we really hit it off. So, I think it all just came full circle”, said Jalin Burrell.
New Mexico State product, Terrill Hanks also signed an undrafted free agent deal on Saturday. Hanks a native of Miami, Florida, found out that his hometown team wanted him immediately after this year’s draft.