Bengals Draft Hunt; Five Sign Free Agent Deals With NFL Teams
SMU defensive end Margus Hunt was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2013 NFL Draft with the 21st pick of the second round (53rd overall). In addition, five Mustangs have signed free agent deals with NFL teams and three others are set for rookie mini-camps.
Mustangs Bryan Collins and Ja’Gared Davis signed with the Houston Texans while teammate Torlan Pittman will join them at rookie mini-camp with hopes of also making the team. Darius Johnson signed with the Atlanta Falcons, Zach Line inked with the Minnesota Vikings and Taylor Reed signed with the Dallas Cowboys. Fellow SMU standouts Aaron Davis and Blake McJunkin are both set for rookie mini-camps with the Green Bay Packers, while Davis will pull double-duty and also work out for the Washington Redskins.
Mustangs have had great success in recent years in making teams as free agent signees, as Cole Beasley and Sterling Moore of the Dallas Cowboys as well as Bryan McCann of the Arizona Cardinals have all played in the NFL as FA signees.
SMU has also had eight players drafted in the past five years, led by Margus Hunt. He joined current Washington Redskins Aldrick Robinson (2011), Josh LeRibeus (2012) and Richard Crawford (2012), Tennessee Titan Taylor Thompson (2012), Pittsburgh Steelers Emmanuel Sanders (2010) and Kelvin Beachum (2012) and New Orleans Saint Thomas Morstead (2009) as recent Mustang draftees.