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Eight Cure Bowl Alumni Selected in the NFL Draft

April 27, 2020 | Lindsey Meyer

Eight Cure Bowl Alumni Selected in the NFL Draft

ORLANDO, Fla. ( – The NFL Draft saw eight Cure Bowl alumni hear their names called over the three-day virtual event. Louisiana had a school-record three players drafted, including OT Robert Hunt selected in the second round by the Miami Dolphins on Friday.

Five players from the 2018 Cure Bowl featuring the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and Tulane Green Wave are set to play on Sundays this fall, while three players from the 2019 Cure Bowl are headed to the NFL.

After the seven-round draft, 16 players that played in the Cure Bowl signed contracts as undrafted free agents.

Louisiana OT Robert Hunt – Third Round – Miami Dolphins

Louisiana OG Kevin Dotson – Fourth Round – Pittsburgh Steelers

Liberty WR Antonio Gandy-Golden – Fourth Round – Washington Redskins

Georgia Southern CB Kindle Vildor – Fifth Round – Chicago Bears

Tulane WR Darnell Mooney – Fifth Round – Chicago Bears

Georgia Southern – PK Tyler Bass – Sixth Round – Buffalo Bills

Tulane DB Thakarius Keyes – Seventh Round – Kansas City Chiefs

Louisiana RB Raymond Calais – Seventh Round – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Undrafted Free Agents
Arkansas State WR Omar Bayless – Carolina Panthers
UCF RB Adrian Killins, Jr. – Philadelphia Eagles
UCF LB Nate Evans – Jacksonville Jaguars
UCF CB Nevelle Clarke – Minnesota Vikings
Georgia State P Brandon Wright – Jacksonville Jaguars
Georgia State OL Hunter Atkinson – Atlanta Falcons
Tulane RB Darius Bradwell – San Diego Chargers
Tulane WR Jalan McCleskey – Atlanta Falcons
Tulane Christian Montano – Pittsburgh Steelers
Louisiana WR Ja’Marcus Bradley – Cleveland Browns
Louisiana DB Michael Jacquett III – Philadelphia Eagles
Liberty DB BeJour Wilson – Arizona Cardinals
Liberty DE Jessie Lemonier – San Diego Chargers
Liberty DB  Elijah Benton – Cleveland Browns
Liberty LB Soloman Ajayi – Cleveland Browns
Georgia Southern S Donald Rutledge – Indianapolis Colts