Forgive me for being late to this draft party, but I spent last weekend at Talladega and am still recovering. For anyone who wants to experience a giant party with the occasional race car speeding by, do yourself a favor and book a trip to DEGA. It was every bit as awesome as this @edsbs tweet indicates.
Now let's get to football.
On Saturday afternoon, Louisiana saw its first player get drafted since 2012. Christian Ringo was selected in the 6th round by the Green Bay Packers. Ringo becomes the first player recruited by coach Hud and his staff to be selected in the draft. Ringo had a monster senior season for the Cajuns. He finished with a single-season school record 11.5 sacks and tallied 45 tackles.
While Ringo was the only Cajun drafted, three other Cajuns inked free agent deals with NFL clubs.
Defensive Lineman Justin Hamilton signed with the Buffalo Bills, running back Alonzo Harris signed with the Green Bay Packers and offensive lineman Daniel Quave agreed to terms with the Dallas Cowboys.
Justin Hamilton, a four year contributor for Louisiana finished his career with 102 stops and 14 sacks.
Alonzo Harris, another four year contributor gives the Packers another big back to pound inside. The 2011 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year, ended his Cajun career with 3564 all-purpose yards and scored 42 touchdowns.
Daniel Quave will join one of the NFL's most dominant offensive lines with the Dallas Cowboys. Quave started 52 straight games for Louisiana, the streak is tied for second-longest in NCAA History. The Gauiter, MS native was named to the First Team All-Sun Belt and All Louisiana teams in 2014.
Two other Ragin' Cajuns accepted invitations to NFL Rookie mini camps. Linebacker Boris Anyama will report to Atlanta and defensive back Corey Trim will join fellow Cajuns Melvin White and Charles Tillman in Carolina.
Best of luck to all of the Ragin' Cajuns, as they chase their dreams of playing in the NFL