Keion White is Georgia Tech’s sole draftee as others get post-draft deals

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Georgia Tech finished the NFL draft with one player selected, with at least three former Yellow Jackets players landing undrafted free-agent contracts after the draft ended Saturday evening.

Defensive end Keion White was the sole former Yellow Jackets player – not counting running back Jahmyr Gibbs, who transferred to Alabama and was taken 12th overall by the Detroit Lions – with other draft hopefuls going unselected among the 259 picks in the seven-round draft. White was selected by the New England Patriots on Friday night in the second round with the 46th overall pick.

As of 8:15 p.m. Saturday, three former Tech players were known to have agreed to undrafted free-agent deals, according to people familiar with the situation – wide receiver E.J. Jenkins with the New York Jets (who will bring him in as a tight end), linebacker Charlie Thomas (Cleveland Browns) and running back Hassan Hall (also with the Browns). Hall’s deal includes $125,000 guaranteed, according to a person familiar with the situation, a significant amount in this market.

Linebacker Ayinde Eley and wide receiver Malachi Carter, having also gone undrafted, also were seeking post-draft agreements.

White’s selection made it four years in a row that Tech has had a player drafted. Also, in the past seven drafts, including this year, Tech has had one or no players selected six times. A total of 32 players were drafted from ACC schools this year, an average of 2.3 per team. Seven teams had multiple players selected, led by Clemson and Pittsburgh with six each.