May 13, 2014, 10:13 AM EDT
To put it simply, the 2014 NFL Draft was a great one for the Irish as they saw eight of their former student-athletes get selected by NFL squads, all of which were chosen in the top 190 picks.
In addition to those selected in the Draft, a plethora of other former Irish football players received free agent contracts for the upcoming season.
Below you will find where each former player went in the Draft and where those who signed during free agency went and a tweet or two about their destination.
Zach Martin • Dallas Cowboys • First Round • 16th Overall
The dream has become a reality!! I'm a Cowboy baby!
— Zack Martin (@thegob70) May 9, 2014
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) May 12, 2014
Stephon Tuitt • Pittsburgh Steelers • Second Round • 46th Overall
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 13, 2014
Troy Niklas • Arizona Cardinals • Second Round • 52nd Overall
— Aeneas Williams (@aeneas35) May 10, 2014
(FULL DISCLOSURE: This is the card used for the selection of Troy Niklas, although the twitter handle used for Troy is a fake twitter account)
Louis Nix III • Houston Texans • Third Round • 83rd Overall
McNair says defense is going to be "outstanding." Calls Nix the best nose tackle in the draft. #Texans
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) May 12, 2014
Chris Watt • San Diego Chargers • Third Round • 89th Overall
Couldn't be happier, looking forward to getting to work in San Diego! #BoltUp
— Chris Watt (@CWatt66) May 10, 2014
— lifeincali (@shelovessurf) May 10, 2014
Prince Shembo • Atlanta Falcons • Fourth Round • 139th Overall
Everybody got some ATL hats. It's such a blessing, got some unfinished business just the beginning.… http://t.co/XtIpraAgvq
— Prince Shembo (@Your_Highness55) May 10, 2014
Bennett Jackson • N.Y. Giants • Sixth Round • 187th Overall
— Bennett Jackson Jr. (@B_Jax2) May 13, 2014
T.J. Jones • Detroit Lions • Sixth Round • 189th Overall
— Governor Nathan Deal (@GovernorDeal) May 12, 2014
— TJ Jones (@Tj2Smoove) May 11, 2014
Tommy Rees • Washington Redskins • Free Agent
Thanks to everyone has been in my corner, excited to say I'll be heading to the Washington Redskins.
— Tommy Rees (@t_rees11) May 11, 2014
Dan Fox • N.Y. Giants • Free Agent
Want to thank everyone for the support. My next step in my career will be with the New York Giants!
— Dan Fox (@DPFoxy) May 10, 2014
Kona Schwenke • Kansas City Chiefs • Free Agent
Chiefs fans should be excited about Kona Schwenke as an undrafted guy. Undervalued cause he played behind Nix, but lots to like about him
— Nick Berardini (@NickBerardini) May 11, 2014
Carlo Calabrese • Cleveland Browns • Free Agent
Dream come true! So happy to be going to Cleveland! #browniesbabyyy
— Carlo Calabrese (@Carlo44Cal) May 11, 2014
George Atkinson • Oakland Raiders • Free Agent
— George Atkinson (@georgeatk3) May 11, 2014
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