Temple’s Haason Reddick Drafted 13th Overall By Arizona

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It was a night to remember for former walk-on Haason Reddick, who with the 13th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft was selected by the Arizona Cardinals. He’ll join former Temple coach Bruce Arians and a team who’s accrued 10 wins in three of the last four seasons. Reddick was the fourth ever Temple first-round pick, and his #13 selection is the second highest in program history.

This past season, the Camden native led the country in tackles for loss with 22.5, and his 10 sacks was second in the American Athletic Conference. With 46 tackles for loss in his career, that’s good enough for second all-time at both Temple and in the AAC.

As you can imagine Reddick was all smiles all night, starting with the pre-draft festivities on the iconic NFL Draft red carpet. Accompanied by his mother and father, he told OwlSportsUpdate’s Jared Phillips during his celebrity strut, “It’s great man, the environment, the feel, the crowd- when I came out it was beautiful and where we’re at right now is a beautiful thing.”
When Reddick was asked about if he expected all of this this when he came to Temple his response was special. “Someone told me a couple days ago that dreams do come true.”
He’s been living this dream now for the past couple of weeks. Guest appearing on shows on NFL Network, ESPN and FoxSports to name a few, he has been elevating his status before he was called to walk across the stage in his college city of Philadelphia. He also received “The Key to the City” of Camden in a ceremony on the Camden Battleship earlier this week- and just three days later, he shook NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s hand for a national audience to see.
Reddick is the highest former walk-on selected in the NFL Draft since 2011 when Detroit selected BYU’s Ziggy Ansah with the fifth pick. Other notable former walk-ons are Texans’ J.J. Watt and Packers’ Clay Matthews.
The full first round shaped out like this:
1. Cleveland Browns- Myles Garret, DE (Texas A&M)
2. Chicago Bears- Mitch Trubisky, QB (North Carolina)
3. San Francisco 49ers- Soloman Thomas, DE (Stanford)
4. Jacksonville Jaguars- Leonard Fournette, RB (LSU)
5. Tennessee Titans- Corey Davis, WR (Western Michigan)
6. New York Jets- Jamal Adams, DB (LSU)
7. San Diego Chargers- Mike Williams, WR (Clemson)
8. Carolina Panthers- Christian McCaffery, RB (Stanford)
9. Cincinnati Bengals- John Ross, WR (Washington)
10. Kansas City Chiefs- Pat Mahomes, QB (Texas Tech)
11. New Orleans Saints- Marshon Lattimore, DB (Ohio State)
12. Houston Texans- Deshaun Watson, QB (Clemson)
13. Arizona Cardinals- Haason Reddick, LB (Temple)
14. Philadelphia Eagles- Derek Barnett, DE (Tennessee)
15. Indianapolis Colts- Malik Hooker, DB (Ohio State)
16. Baltimore Ravens- Marlon Humphrey, CB (Alabama)
17. Washington Redskins- Jonathan Allen, DL (Alabama)
18. Tennessee Titans- Adoree Jackson, CB (USC)
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- OJ Howard, TE (Alabama)
20. Denver Broncos- Garett Bolles, OL (Utah)
21. Detroit Lions- Jarrad Davis, LB (Florida)
22. Miami Dolphins- Charles Harris, DL (Missouri)
23. New York Giants- Evan Engram, WR (Ole Miss)
24. Oakland Raiders- Gareon Conley, DB (Ohio State)
25. Cleveland Browns- Jabrill Peppers, DB/LB (Michigan)
26. Atlanta Falcons- Takkarist McKinley DL (UCLA)
27. Buffalo Bills- Tre’Davious White, DB (LSU)
28. Dallas Cowboys- Taco Charlton, DL (Michigan)
29. Cleveland Browns- David Njoku, TE (Miami)
30. Pittsburgh Steelers- T.J Watt, DL (Wisconsin)
31. San Francisco 49ers- Reuben Foster, LB (Alabama)
32. New Orleans Saints- Ryan Ramczyk, OL (Wisconsin)

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