Former IU Football Stars Receiving Interest From NFL Teams Prior To Draft

Stu Jackson, Staff Writer
The Hoosier

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Multiple former IU football standouts are receiving interest from NFL teams.

Former IU wide receivers Mitchell Paige and Ricky Jones,linebacker Marcus Oliver, offensive lineman Dimitric Camiel and Dan Feeney and running back Devine Redding have all either worked out for or visited with at least one NFL franchise with the league's draft one week away.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle on Thursday morning reported Paige had either worked out for or met with the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. While the Colts information isn't exactly groundbreaking - Paige was featured in a video highlighting the entire group of participants in a Snapchat video by the Colts - the Chargers, 49ers, Patriots and Falcons are all new public developments.

Elsewhere, Jones, Oliver, Feeney and Redding joined Paige at the Colts' local pro day on April 12.

Feeney, an All-American right guard at IU, also reportedly participated in the Chicago Bears' local pro day on April 13.

Oliver, Indiana's career leader in forced fumbles, also took part in the Cincinnati Bengals' local prospect day recently, according to this story from the Dayton Daily News.

Camiel, whose final season as a Hoosier was cut short by season-ending back surgery, was reportedly worked out by the Houston Texans at their local prospect day on April 8 according to a separate Houston Chronicle report from Wilson.

The 2017 NFL Draft will take place April 27-29 in Philadelphia in front of the city's Museum of Art at Eakins Oval. Coverage will begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN2 and NFL Network on the 27th.


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