Boise State extended it’s “draft streak” to 12 straight over the weekend as both tight end John Bates and CB/return man extraordinaire Avery Williams heard their names called.
First off the board was tight end John Bates, who was probably a little more lightly used over his BSU career than many had hoped but grabbed a lot of eyeballs at the Senior Bowl and Pro Day festivities. Bates went in the 4th round to the Washington FOOTBALL TEAM (124th overall). Bates also had the distinct honor of being announced by an excitable Washington fan and being secure in the knowledge he’s a “functional blocker”
WASHINGTON!!! Couldn't be more fired up for the opportunity to play for such a great team and organization! pic.twitter.com/khvI3APpVj— John Bates (@jjohnbates) May 1, 2021
Avery Williams didn’t have to wait a whole lot longer to get his phone call, as he ended up getting snatched up in the 5th round (183rd overall) by the Atlanta Falcons. In a fun twist of fate, Williams’ brother Mason happens to have a lifelong favorite NFL team and you’ll never guess who that team is.
In other news, the Atlanta Falcons need a better graphic designer.
Ready for action. #RiseUpATL pic.twitter.com/rVXYhmLiRu— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) May 1, 2021
Bronco Nation is certainly ecstatic for our two newest NFL players, and stretching the draft streak to 13 seems like easy money next year as well.