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Clemson LB Dorian O’Daniel drafted by Kansas City Chiefs in round 3 of 2018 NFL Draft

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Clemson linebacker Dorian O'Daniel runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Clemson linebacker Dorian O'Daniel runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Deon Cain. (Source: AP Images) Deon Cain. (Source: AP Images)
Ray-Ray McCloud. (Source: AP Images) Ray-Ray McCloud. (Source: AP Images)
CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Former Clemson linebacker Dorian O’Daniel is headed to the NFL. 

O'Daniel, one of the leaders of Clemson’s dominant defense, was a finalist for the Butkus Award in 2017, given to the top linebacker in the country.

The linebacker totaled 227 tackles, 28 of them for loss in his Clemson career. He added two forced fumbles, 8.5 sacks 3 interceptions and two touchdowns.

He was 100th pick in Round 3 of the 2018 NFL Draft, chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Two other Clemson players were selected in Round 6 of the draft. Wide receiver Deon Cain was selected by the Indianapolis Colts as pick #185. Wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud was picked by the Buffalo Bills as #187.

The following players have signed as undrafted free agents with NFL teams: 

  • Ryan Carter (Clemson ,cornerback) signs with Buffalo Bills 
  • Marcus Edmond (Clemson, cornerback) signs with L.A. Chargers 
  • Van Smith (Clemson, safety) signs with Atlanta Falcons 
  • Taylor Hearn (Clemson, offensive lineman) signs with Carolina Panthers 
  • Skai Moore (South Carolina, linebacker) signs with Indianapolis Colts 
  • Alan Knott (South Carolina, center) signs with San Fransisco 49ers 
  • Chirs Lammons (South Carolina, defensive back) signs with Atlanta Falcons 
  • Taylor Stallworth (South Carolina, defensive tackle) signs with New Orleans Saints 
  • Cory Helms (South Carolina, offensive lineman) signs with New Orleans Saints 
  • Dante Sawyer (South Carolina, defensive lineman) signs with Kansas City Chiefs 
  • Jamarus King (South Carolina, cornerback) signs with Oakland Raiders
  • Vyncint Smith (Limestone, wide receiver) signs with Houston Texans 
  • David Martin (Wofford/Georgia, kicker) signs with Atlanta Falcons 

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