Apr 27, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots first round draft choices Chandler Jones (second left) and Dont'a Hightower (second right) hold up a jersey flanked by Patriots chairman Robert Kraft (left) and Patriots president Jonathan Kraft (right) during a news conference at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE
The 2012 NFL Draft ended and two Syracuse Orange football players were selected. Chandler Jones went to the New England Patriots in the first round and Andrew Tiller went in the sixth round to the New Orleans Saints.
But what about the rest of the players coming out of SU this year who were looking for a home in the NFL? Let's find out...
There's a lot of conflicting reports out there so it's hard to tell what's official. Two Syracuse players show up on the official NFL.com list of Undrafted Free Agents, so let's start with them.
Safety Phil Thomas, who was thought by some to hear his name called during the draft, was very briefly a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. However, the team reportedly cut him almost immediately (awkward) and now he'll be entering camp for the Washington Redskins. Maybe. It's still not clear which team he's going to... (Update: According to Schefter, he's still an Eagle but word on the street is that they will be releasing him due to some kind of injury).
Finally, Van Chew may have possibly signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but nothing confirmed as of yet.
In looking at the list of SU players who performed at Pro Day who are still looking for a shot, they include Olando Fisher, Tombe Kose, Jose Cruz, Aaron Weaver and Rob Long.