Three former Arizona Wildcats are now pro pics and have a chance to be playing on Sundays this fall.
The first to go was fan favorite Antoine Cason. A rare first round pic for the Wildcats, Cason went 27th overall to the San Diego Chargers. Cason was the first, first round pic for former Wildcats since Trung Candidate in the 1999 draft.
"I’m just going to go in there and do what I can do to better myself as a player and get ready for the NFL," Cason said. "But I’m sure it’s going to be a challenge every week.”
Cason is from Long Beach, California and playing in San Diego will be a homecoming of sorts.
Also drafted: inside linebacker Spencer Larson went 183 overall to the Denver Broncos, cornerback Wilrey Fontenot went 212 to the Atlanta Falcons and defensive tackle Lionel Dotson 245 to the Miami Dolphins.
Defensive End Louis Holmes reportedly signed with the San Fransisco 49ers.