Our first, and probably only, Boilermaker heard his name called today.
DeAneglo Yancey was drafted in the 5th round with the 175th overall pick to the Green Bay Packers (Juan is excited).
Many didn’t think that we would hear a Boilermaker’s name get called today. I kind of had a gut feeling that Yancey would go in the 6th or 7th, as his production, size and speed are all above average. His pro day was great too in West Lafayette, where scouts came to watch him.
During his Senior year, DeAngelo had 49 catches for 951 yards, 10 touchdowns and a 19.4 average yards per catch. According to Pro football focus, 75% of his catches resulted in first downs for us this past season.
He joins a crowded receiving core in Green Bay, but he has arguably the best quarterback in the league throwing the ball to him. Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and DeVante Adams are all proven vets. He will be fighting for a roster spot, but I do think he could provide the Packers with some nice depth, as it seems their wide receivers tend to get injured.
This marks 20 straight years that a Boilermaker has been drafted to the NFL, which is pretty amazing considering we went through the worst era of Purdue football the past 4 seasons.
Congratulations, DeAngelo! Boiler Up!
Make it 20 in a row. #BoilerUp #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/p961rgHovK— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) April 29, 2017
With the 175th pick in the 2017 #NFLDraft, the #Packers select Purdue WR DeAngelo Yancey!#PackersDraft pic.twitter.com/F3LYkv73jQ— Green Bay Packers (@packers) April 29, 2017
Congratulations to @TEAM_yancey. He's headed to the @packers! #BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/CUGZpXmqF1— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) April 29, 2017