Two Wildcats were selected in the 2015 NFL draft, wide receiver Tyler Lockett and defensive back Randall Evans.
Tyler Lockett was drafted in the third round, number 69 overall, by the Seattle Seahawks. In his three years with the Seahawks he has played in 47 games as a receiver, starting 25 of them. His best season thus far was his rookie year when he had 51 catches for 664 yards and six touchdowns. He has also returned kickoffs and punts for the Seahawks, making the Pro Bowl in 2015 and being selected to the NFL All-Pro team in 2015 as a returner. His NFL stats are below:
Here is video of a few of his return touchdowns:
And video from a 197 yard performance on Monday Night Football:
It’s safe to say Tyler has had huge success at the next level.
Randall Evans was selected in the 6th round, number 196 overall, by the Philadelphia Eagles. He was cut by the Eagles during final roster cuts but signed to their practice squad. He was waived by the Eagles in August of 2016 and signed by the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers as a member of their practice squad. He was waived by the Chargers in September, 2017. Randall is currently on the roster of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL, where he starts for the team at linebacker.
Just three more posts about the draft streak. Until next year, of course. Up next is 2016!