2019 NFL Draft Hopefuls from #NECFB

Ryan Fulse

Gregory Senat was one of the fortunate few last spring.

The Wagner offensive tackle heard his name called in the 2018 NFL Draft, joining an exclusive club of NEC alumni. Senat was only the sixth Northeast Conference athlete to be taken in the big league draft.

With the Baltimore Ravens giving him a fair share of reps at the tackle spot, Senat showed plenty of promise during rookie camp and training camp prior to suffering a season-ending injury in a preseason game. After landing on IR, he’ll look to make his mark again in Baltimore this offseason.

Meanwhile, plenty of Northeast Conference alumni have hopes of joining Senat in the NFL and a healthy number of them are likely to receive some kind of opportunity (Drafted, UDFA signing, Rookie Camp Tryout).

When it comes to NEC prospects with “draftable grades,” the three names that most frequently appear in the abundance of pre-draft literature and listings that exist across the worldwide web are – CCSU QB Jacob Dolegala, Duquesne WR Nehari Crawford and Wagner RB Ryan Fulse.

All three men earned All-NEC First Team distinction at the conclusion of the 2018 regular season.

Should no NEC player hear his name called during the seven-round NFL Draft, the UDFA route has proven fruitful in past years.

In fact, the three longest-tenured NFL players – RMU’s Hank Fraley (142 games), Monmouth’s Miles Austin (129 games) and Wagner’s Julian Stanford (72 games – ACTIVE) – all signed NFL contracts as undrafted free agents.

In the meantime, have a glance at all of the NEC-related pre-draft Twitter chatter that we have laid out below…

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Dolegala and Crawford Appear in NEC-Related Pre-Draft Press Clippings

Quarterback Jacob Dolegala and receiver Nehari Crawford both played their way to All-NEC First Team honors last fall. Now, they are trying to find their way into the National Football League.

Crawford kicked off the pre-draft process by playing in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, one of three major national all-star games for seniors.

While Dolegala didn’t earn a major ASG invite, the 6-foot-6 signal caller was destined to emerge as a NFL Draft prospect due to his physical traits and throwing motion.

Crawford and Dolegala drew positive reviews from their pro day workouts and both could hear their names called on Day 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville.

Both men were also the subject of feature stories from local news outlets. Check out the headlines below…

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Summarizing the Best #NECMBB Players of the 2018-19 Season

With the 2019-20 college hoops season behind us, I wanted to get out one last post before we fully descend into baseball season. Most of you have already moved onto the offseason, scouring Verbal Commits daily for the latest transfer and commitment news. Nevertheless, I was hoping to put the final bow on the season even if it’s a little late. (Hey, I needed to finish my taxes on time!)

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One in Four ISC Qualifiers Hail from NEC

Northeast Conference athletes make up 25 percent of the field at the United States Bowling Congress’ Intercollegiate Singles Championship (ISC).

The annual tournament features a 24-player women’s bracket comprised of collegiate competitors from across America and six NEC-based bowlers have earned entry into the championship event.

Fairleigh Dickinson sophomores Aimee Sherman and Amanda Chrzanowski along with FDU alumna Karsyn Lukosius are half of the NEC’s contingent. LIU Brooklyn senior Kayla Johnson, Duquesne sophomore Olivia Farwell and Mount St. Mary’s freshman Rebecca Dodson also advanced out of regional qualifying rounds and into the ISC bracket.

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