The weekend saw former Hawkeyes James Daniels, Josh Jackson and Josey Jewell get drafted by the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos, respectively. While guys like Akrum Wadley and Sean Welsh are likely disappointed for not getting their names called, they’re still gonna get a chance to make it in the league, though it may be a little tougher to stick to a team this way.
Akrum Wadley signed on with the Tennessee Titans.
Head to the sky! This won’t be the last time you heard of me. #Tennessee— Akrum Wadley (@akrum_wadley) April 28, 2018
Wadley will be competing Dion Lewis and Derrick Henry for carries. Henry and Wadley sounds like a pretty good thunder & lightning combo, no?
Sean Welsh is joining up with former Iowa lineman Brandon Scherff in Washington:
Iowa OL Sean Welsh signing with the Washington Redskins, per his agent.— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) April 28, 2018
Ike Boettger is going to the Bills:
Excited to get back on the field and go to work! #BillsMafia— Ike Boettger (@ikeboettger) April 29, 2018
Ben Niemann signed with the Chiefs.
Sycamore graduate Ben Niemann is going to the Kansas City Chiefs! Congratulations to @bniemann95! Good luck, Sycamore is with you 100% #HailSycamore— Sycamore Athletics (@SycoSpartans) April 29, 2018
Boone Myers was invited to tryout with the Colts and Ravens:
Iowa OL Boone Myers earns tryout with Indianapolis Colts #Hawkeyes https://t.co/DbzUpSDR2V pic.twitter.com/c6aCVlaA5A— Land of 10 Iowa (@Landof10Iowa) April 29, 2018
Matt VandeBerg and James Butler will tryout for the Jets:
Thankful for the opportunity to tryout with the Jets!— Matt VandeBerg (@VandeBerg89) April 29, 2018
Iowa RB James Butler will have a tryout with the New York Jets this coming weekend and has a tryout scheduled with the Washington Redskins for the following weekend, he tells @landof10— Land of 10 Iowa (@Landof10Iowa) April 29, 2018