Zaire Franklin drafted by Colts in NFL Draft
SU linebacker drafted by Colts
The linebacker was a three-year captain.
Published: April 28, 2018 | Updated: April 30th, 2018 at 9:47 am
Syracuse linebacker Zaire Franklin was selected in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Franklin, a three-year captain under former coach Scott Shafer and current coach Dino Babers, was the 235th pick.
He led by example on defense as he was a two-time all-ACC selection. He had 311 tackles over four seasons, which is the most since 2006.
Franklin is the first Syracuse player drafted since punter Riley Dixon was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2016. He was the 228th pick.
Dixon is now on the New York Giants, who traded for him on April 23.
OTHER SU PLAYERS SIGNED
- Wide Receiver Ervin Philips signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Wide Receiver Steve Ishmael signed with the Indianapolis Colts
- Offensive lineman Jamar McGloster signed with the San Francisco 49ers
- Linebacker Parris Bennett signed with the Green Bay Packers