The 2013 NFL Draft is in the books. Justin Pugh and Ryan Nassib are officially New York Giants and Shamarko Thomas is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. But what about all those non-drafted Syracuse Oranger players? Many of them are starting to find NFL homes...
Sir Alec Lemon, whom we were hoping would get drafted, will still end up getting a shot at a roster, announcing via his Twitterfeed that the Houston Texans are bringing him in...
Proud to be a Texan and can't wait to get back to work and play some football lets goooooo— Alec Lemon (@a15Lemon) April 28, 2013
Meanwhile, after watching Doug Marrone and the Buffalo Bills pass on Syracuse players all weekend, they decided to bring in at least one for camp, Zack Chibane. Chibby ends up making a little history by doing so...
Long stressful process. Draft didn't go the way i hoped but I've decided to join the Buffalo Bills. Excited for this opportunity #BillsMafia— Zack Chibane (@Bane_75) April 28, 2013
And Syracuse's @bane_75 (Zack Chibane) likely becomes the first Algerian-American player in the NFL by signing with the Buffalo Bills— Josh Stevens (@JoshStevens1976) April 28, 2013
What of Deon Goggins? The DE wasn't expected to be drafted, but he will get a shot with the Altanta Falcons as a "priority free agent," whatever that means.
#Syracuse defensive lineman Deon Goggins will join the Atlanta Falcons as a priority free agent, his agent Erik Schmella said in an email.— Syracuse Football (@syrfootball) April 28, 2013
We're still waiting to hear if someone will give Marcus Sales, Siriki Diabate, Carl Cutler, David Stevens, Sweet Lou Alexander or
Iron Brandon Sharpe a chance.
Update: Iron Brandon Sharpe is going to Washington Redskins' camp.
#Syracuse and Ocean Lakes graduate Brandon Sharpe will be attending rookie mini-camp with the Washington Redskins.— Syracuse Football (@syrfootball) April 28, 2013
Update 2: And now Marcus Sales will be joining Goggins in Atlanta.