FCS momentum continues on final day of draft
(STATS) - The third and final day of the NFL Draft is when the majority of FCS selections come off the board, and Saturday didn't disappoint with the fourth round.
The FCS picks produced one of the smaller and one of the bigger players in the draft.
The Chicago Bears got it going for the FCS on Saturday in Philadelphia, selecting North Carolina A&T running back Tarik Cohen with the 119th overall selection in the fourth round. Only 5-foot-6, 179 pounds, the MEAC's all-time rushing leader (5,619 yards) wasn't just one of the smallest players in the draft, but one of the fastest running backs. He clocked 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.
The Houston Texans' pick of Bucknell offensive tackle Julie'n Davenport at 130 was the opposite of Cohen. The 2016 STATS FCS All-America first-teamer measures in at 6-7, 318, with a 36½-inch arm length and 87½-inch wingspan that were among the longest in the draft.
The FCS pick between the two produced just as terrific a story line. The Los Angeles Rams used the 125th selection on Eastern Washington outside linebacker Samson Ebukam. That reunited the Nigerian-born standout with his college teammate, Cooper Kupp, the most accomplished wide receiver in FCS history and their third-round pick Friday night.
The three fourth-round picks followed the five FCS players selected in the second and third rounds Friday night.