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Four HBCU players drafted, more receive UDFA and camp invites!

James Houston, Joshua Williams, Decobie Durant, and Ja'Tyre Carter are incredibly thankful to become the four HBCU players selected by teams in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Joshua Williams was the first HBCU athlete off the draft board when the Kansas City Chiefs snagged him as the No. 135 overall pick in the fourth round. A few picks later at No. 142, Decobie Durant found a home in Hollywood with the Super Bowl LVI Champions, Los Angeles Rams.

Next, it was "Thee Problem" from Jackson State — James Houston IV — to get his name called as the No. 217 overall selection in the sixth round by the Detriot Lions. Aaron Glenn will be Houston's defensive coordinator. While covering the Saints and Glenn was an assistant defensive coach, he knows how to take a player's raw talent and refine them for the NFL. For example, Saints defensive backs Marshon Lattimore and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.

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