Mississippi athletes in the 2019 NFL Draft

Mississippi athletes in the 2019 NFL Draft
(Source: Jonathan Daniel)

NASHVILLE, TN (WLBT) - The 2019 NFL Draft started Thursday evening and will end Saturday night.

With the 19th overall pick, the Tennessee Titans picked Mississippi State, DT Jeffery Simmons, making Simmons the first Mississippi name called in the Draft.

For the first time in school history, three Mississippi State Bulldogs were selected in the First Round of the NFL Draft: Jeffery Simmons, Montez Sweat and Jonathan Abram.

Here are the players with Mississippi ties that have been drafted so far:

Jeffery Simmons - Mississippi State, DT

19th overall pick, drafted by Tennessee Titans

Montez Sweat - Mississippi State, DE

26th overall pick, drafted by Washington Redskins

Jonathan Abram - Mississippi State, S

27th overall pick, drafted by Oakland Raiders

Greg Little - Ole Miss, OL

37th overall pick, drafted by Carolina Panthers

Elgton Jenkins - Mississippi State, OL

44th overall pick, drafted by Green Bay Packers

A.J. Brown - Ole Miss, WR

51st overall pick, drafted by Tennessee Titans

D.K. Metcalf - Ole Miss, WR

65th overall pick, drafted by Seattle Seahawks

Darrell Henderson - Memphis (from Batesville), RB

70th overall pick, drafted by Los Angeles Rams

Dawson Knox - Ole Miss, TE

96th overall pick, drafted by Buffalo Bills

Gardner Minshew - Washington State (from Brandon), QB

178th overall pick, drafted by Jacksonville Jaguars

Gerri Green - Mississippi State, LB

199th overall pick, drafted by Indianapolis Colts

Javon Patterson - Ole Miss, OL

246th overall pick, drafted by Indianapolis Colts

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