September 23, 2017 Atlanta - Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Dinucci (3) gets tackled from behind by Georgia Tech defensive lineman Antonio Simmons (93) in the second half of an NCAA college football game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Georgia Tech won 35 - 17 over the Pittsburgh. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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No Jackets selected in NFL draft

The NFL draft ran its 256-pick course without any former Georgia Tech players being selected. The draft ended Saturday evening, leaving Tech’s NFL hopefuls to try to sign with teams as undrafted free agents.

Among them were wide receiver Ricky Jeune and defensive ends Antonio Simmons and KeShun Freeman. The undrafted free agent route has been fruitful for a number of Jackets players in recent history, including defensive backs Isaiah Johnson, Chris Milton and Rod Sweeting, all of whom made NFL rosters after going undrafted.

It is the second time in coach Paul Johnson’s tenure and the fourth time since 2000 that no Tech players were selected. The most recent occurrence was 2013.

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