Lufkin native Ja’Lynn Polk drafted by New England Patriots in NFL draft

LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – Wide receiver Ja’Lynn Polk of Lufkin was drafted by the New England Patriots as the 37th pick overall in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night.

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Polk attended Lufkin High School before playing at Texas Tech. He was a runner-up in the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship with the Washington Huskies and had 69 receptions, 1,159 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in their 2023 season.

According to, Polk ran a 4.52 second 40-yard dash at the 2024 Combine.

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