NFL Draft Day Open Thread Day Three

Duke prospects have outside shot at being picked

Chances are good that Duke's seniors will have an NFL team by the end of the day.

Linebacker Koby Quansah, defensive linemen Trevon McSwain, Edgar Cerenord and Tre Hornbuckle, punter Austin Parker, quarterback Quentin Harris and safety Dylan Singleton aren't listed in Mel Kiper's Best Available Players at their respective positions, but it's possible that some teams have a different ranking than the ESPN draft guru.

Rounds four through seven will take place Saturday afternoon, then any undrafted players will scramble to sign free agent contracts.

Another Clemson player goes to the Raiders early in round four. Guard John Simpson played against Duke, starting at left guard, in 2018.

The Panthers take Notre Dame corner Troy Pride. He had six tackles against the Blue Devils in November, including three solo stops. Pride also had an interception that he returned 19 yards to set up an Irish touchdown.

Charlie Heck of North Carolina was taken by the Texans in the fourth round. He started against Duke in the annual rivalry game the last three seasons.

Clemson's K'Von Wallace goes to the Eagles with the next pick. The strong safety  had four tackles, three solos against the Blue Devils in 2018, breaking up one pass.

James Lynch, DT, goes to Minnesota at 130. He played in the 2018 game in Duke's home-and-home series with Baylor. He had two tackles, one solo, half a tackle for loss and a pass defense. 

Jacksonville takes Miami's Shaquille Quarterman with pick 140. Shaq played against Duke all four years. He had 10 tackles, four solo, and a pass defense as a freshman, nine tackles, four solo as a sophomore, 11 tackles, six solo, and a pass defense in his junior year and six tackles, two solo, last year.

Quarterman's Miami teammate goes four picks later, at 144 to Seattle. He returned one kick for 22 yards against Duke in 2017. He had four returns for 75 yards the following year and also rushed 12 times for 124 yards. His 83-yard run was one of Miami's two scores on the day. He missed last season's game. 

Cincinnati starts round five by taking Notre Dame edge rusher Khalid Kareem. He played in the 2016 game against Duke but didn't register any sacks. Last season, he had three tackles and was credited for half of a tackle for loss.

Seattle follows up with the next pick and takes Syracuse defensive lineman Alton Robinson. He had five tackles, four solo, a sack and a tackle for loss against Duke last season.

Virginia return man Joe Reed goes to the Chargers at 151. He had four returns for 94 yards and a special teams tackle against Duke as a freshman, three returns for 81 as a sophomore, to go with two catches for two yards and a rush for four.

In 2018, he had one return for 37 yards and two catches for 37 against Duke. Last year, he torched the Blue Devils with two returns for 138 yards, taking one 95 yards for a score and added five catches for 45.

Miami takes UNC defensive end Jason Strowbridge with pick 154. He had five tackles, one solo, against Duke in 2017 with half of a tackle for loss and half a sack. He had two solo tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss against the Blue Devils the following year and had 10 tackles, six solo, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against Duke last season.

ACC players coming off the board fast in this round. Bryce Hall of Virginia is the latest, going at 158 to the Jets. He likely owes Duke and Daniel Jones a percentage of his signing bonus. Hall had two interceptions against Duke as a freshman, adding four tackles, two solo and a pass defense.

The following year, he had three tackles, one solo, and a pass defense. In 2018, it was three pass defenses, another interception and five tackles, three solo.

Sure enough, Duke was well-represented in the Bryce Hall highlights shown on ESPN after the pick.

The Vikings took Temple's Harrison Hand with pick 169. He didn't play against Duke in the Independence Bowl, but the cornerback transferred to Temple from Baylor. While with the Bears, he had seven tackles, all solo, in the 2017 game.

Miami's K.J. Osborn went with pick 176. He spent one year with the Canes and had three catches for 22 yards last year, returning four punts for 54 yards.

Wake linebacker Justin Strnad goes to Denver at 178. He had a solo tackle against Duke as a freshman. The next season, he had two solo tackles and returned an interception 22 yards against the Blue Devils. In 2018, he had five tackles, four solo and broke up a Duke pass.

The Panthers selected Bravvion Roy in the sixth round. He's the third Bear player taken but the first to play in both games of the home-and-home with Duke. In 2017, he had eight tackles, three solo, and 1.5 tackles for loss. In 2018, he had three tackles, one solo.

Safety Alohi Gilman of Notre Dame goes to the Chargers with 186. He had six tackles against Duke in November, three solo, and forced a fumble.

Another Deac gets taken in the sixth. Offensive lineman Justin Herron goes to the Patriots. He had plenty of playing time but no stats in his career against Duke. 

Temple linebacker Shaun Bradley goes to the Eagles at 196. He had six tackles, four solo, against Duke in the Independence Bowl.

Tyler Davis, Georgia Tech tight end, is off the board to Jacksonville at 206. He had four catches for 29 yards last season in his only matchup with Duke.

Midway through round seven, Sterling Hofrichter goes to Atlanta at 228. He punted seven times for 248 yards (35.4 average) for Syracuse against Duke this year. He also had a special teams tackle.

QB Ben DiNucci from James Madison went to Dallas at 231. When he was with Pitt, he went 8-for-18 for 149 yards in 2017. He also rushed 11 times for 22 yards.

Baylor's Clay Johnston went to the Rams at 234. He had 13 tackles, six solo against Duke in 2017, with a sack, three tackles for loss and two quarterback hits. The following year, he had 11 tackles, eight solo.

Dane Jackson goes to the Bills at 239. The Pitt DB played Duke four times, getting a total of 10 tackles, nine solo. He had a sack, a tackle for loss, six pass breakups and a 21-yard interception return.

Two more Duke opponents as we near the final pick. Temple's Chapelle Russell goes to Tampa at 241. He had five tackles, four solo and a tackle for loss against Duke in the Independence Bowl in 2018.

Next pick, Green Bay took Miami defensive end Jonathan Garvin. He played Duke twice, getting four tackles, one solo and a half of a tackle for loss in 2018. Last season, he was dominant, getting 10 tackles, six solo, two sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

Five spots away from Mr. Irrelevant, the Rams take Clemson offensive lineman Tremayne Anchrum. He started against Duke in 2018 but, as a lineman, had no stats.