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McCoy, Several Texas Athletes Drafted Friday



    McCoy, Several Texas Athletes Drafted Friday
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    UT quarterback Colt McCoy has popped the question.

    Several Texas athletes got the call during the second and third rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft on Friday.

    Sergio Kindle - Texas

    The Baltimore Ravens have drafted linebacker Sergio Kindle of Texas with the second-round pick they obtained from the Denver Broncos.

    Kindle was chosen 43rd overall, one of three selections Baltimore received from Denver on Thursday for the 25th overall pick.

    Kindle played defensive end for the Longhorns in 2009 and should provide the Ravens with a pass rusher to help Terrell Suggs and Trevor Pryce.

    The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Kindle was projected to be a first-round pick in many mock drafts, but concerns about a possible knee injury may have caused him to drop back to the second round.

    Lamarr Houston - Texas

    The Oakland Raiders have selected Texas defensive tackle Lamarr Houston with their second-round pick in the NFL draft.

    The Raiders traded down five spots in two trades before taking Houston with the 44th overall pick Friday. Oakland also got a fifth-rounder from Tampa Bay to move down three spots and then a sixth-rounder from New England to drop two more spots.

    The Raiders have placed a high priority on improving their leaky run defense. They previously selected linebacker Rolando McClain with the eighth overall pick in the first round Thursday.

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    Oakland finished 29th in run defense last season, allowing 155.5 yards per game.

    Daryl Washington - TCU

    Texas Christian University linebacker Daryl Washington was picked 47th overall by the Arizona Cardinals.

    Washington is from Irving, and led the Horned Frogs with 109 tackles last year.

    A four-year letterman, Washington totaled 210 tackles in his TCU career. As a sophomore, he tied for the national lead with three punt blocks.

    Washington is the 23rd player drafted in the nine-year tenure of TCU head coach Gary Patterson.

    J.D. Walton - Baylor

    The Denver Broncos have taken another offensive lineman, picking J.D. Walton of Baylor in the third round of the NFL draft.

    Walton was selected with the 80th overall pick Friday. The Broncos also took offensive lineman Zane Beadles of Utah in the second round (45th overall).

    The 6-foot-2, 300-pound Walton is listed as a center and guard. The Broncos are looking for a player to fill in at center after losing starter Casey Wiegmann to Kansas City.

    Before Day 2 of the draft, coach Josh McDaniels met with first-round picks Demaryius Thomas and Tim Tebow.

    Emmanuel Sanders - SMU

    Emmanuel Sanders, one of college football's most productive wide receivers, has been chosen in the third round of the NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    The Steelers likely wouldn't have used such an early round pick on a receiver before Santonio Holmes' off-field problems led them to trade the former Super Bowl MVP to the Jets for a fifth-round pick.

    The 5-foot-11, 186-pound Sanders caught 34 touchdown passes in four seasons at SMU, including nine in each of the first three seasons. He made 98 catches for 1,339 yards and seven touchdowns last season in the Mustangs' up-tempo passing offense.

    Jordan Shipley - Texas

    The Bengals added a receiver in the third round of the NFL draft, taking Jordan Shipley from Texas with the 84th overall pick.

    Shipley set school records with 116 catches for 1,485 yards with 13 touchdowns last season. He also returned punts and kickoffs.

    The Bengals filled their biggest need in the first round, taking tight end Jermaine Gresham from Oklahoma with the 21st pick overall. They went for defense in the second round, taking defensive lineman Carlos Dunlap from Florida with the 54th overall pick.

    Colt McCoy - Texas

    After passing on McCoy with two earlier picks, the Browns grabbed the Longhorns' four-year starter with the No. 85 overall selection.

    The Browns have spent the offseason reshaping the quarterback position, which has been an almost constant headache for a decade. They traded Brady Quinn, released Derek Anderson and signed free agent Jake Delhomme. Now, they've added McCoy as a possible long-term solution.

    McCoy figured to be drafted much earlier but was taken after fellow college stars Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow and Jimmy Clausen. He went 45-8 as a starter and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy as a junior and senior.

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